Books on Scrum and Agile Project Management
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.
There was a time when software developers worked with consultants that will do things for their company or teach some technical knowledge. Agile approaches have brought forward another type of people: coaches.
The book Agile Project Management for Government is structured in three parts. The first part presents some case studies of Agile success in public administrations. The second part discusses the principles of the Agile Manifesto in the context of government software development. The final part identifies six barriers to Agile success and suggests how you can overcome these barriers.
At the beginning of his book “Kanban for Skeptics”, Nick Oostvogels writes “By listing the 5 most common arguments against Kanban and my response to them, I hope to help people in their Kanban journey and build great organizations that create amazing products.”
The book Executable Specifications with Scrum by Mario Cardinal starts with a strong statement: “This book aims to solve the recurring challenge encountered by many software development teams: They do not build the right software.” This is an ambitious goal, especially when you want to achieve it in a little bit more than 100 pages.
As agile software development approaches are more and more adopted in software development organizations, the title of this book from Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence seems to be right on the target. “Managing Iterative Software Development Projects” contains two major parts.