In his foreword of the book “Management 3.0” by Jurgen Appelo, Robert C. Martin wrote that he hates management books, but “this book is smart”. I think that this book might be smart because Jurgen is smart.
Books on Scrum and Agile Project Management
It is ironic to start reading a book about a new Agile approach and to find the following quote in it: “The explosion of “branded” agile methods has resulted in a jargon-filled confusion of siloed tribes made up of uncollaborative zealots. — Mark Kennaley, Author SDLC 3.0”
Transmitting human experience through written material is not easy. As Rachel Davies did in “Agile Coaching“, Lyssa Adkins manages to do it brilliantly in this book that covers the same topic. Based on her own experience of “recovering command-and-control project manager”, she writes about all the circumstances where you can coach people, explaining both what you should and shouldn’t do.
I had already very much like the first book written by the same authors “Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organisational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum” published in 2009. The risk when you have high expectations is being disappointed. It wasn’t the case with “Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development”.
The fact that ths book “Agile Project Management” by Jim Highsmith is already at his second edition after a first publication in 2004 says something about its value. In one of his definition of Agile, Jim Highsmith says, “Agility is the ability to balance flexibility and stability”.
Discover to Deliver is a book written by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman. It aims is to help you to deliver a product that will please your customer. To achieve this goal, the book proposes a toolbox of techniques that are taken from multiple disciplines, from business analysis to software testing or product delivery.
“Implementing Lean Software Development” is a book from Mary and Tom Poppendieck that helps to apply the lean manufacturing approach to the software development activities. After a presentation of the way Toyota designed its lean approach for manufacturing and product development, the book describes how these principles could be translated in the software development world.