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Title Author Subject Audience Comments Readability Recommended
"Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders" David Marquet Transformation; Leadership Management Medium Yes
"Accelerate - Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World" John Kotter Transformation; Change Management Medium Yes
"The Rollout: A Novel about Leadership and Building a Lean-Agile Enterprise with SAFe" Alex Yakyma Transformation Management High Yes
"Learning Agile: Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban" Andrew Stellman; Jennifer Greene BasicAgile ScrumMaster High
"Rolling Rocks Downhill: The Agile Business Novel" Clarks Ching BasicAgile Management High Yes
"Scrum Guide" Ken Schwaber; Jeff Sutherland BasicAgile ScrumMaster Medium Yes
"This is Lean - Resolving the Efficiency Paradox" Niklas Modig BasicLean Management High Yes
"Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential" Bjarte Bogsnes Finance Management Medium Yes
"Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age" Roman Pichler Planning ProductOwner Medium
"Management 3.0" Jurgen Appelo Management Management Medium Yes
"Conflict Resolution" Daniel Dana TeamPerformance ScrumMaster Medium
"Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction" Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner Planning ProductOwner; Management Easy
"Designing Organizations - Strategy, Structure, and Process at the Business Unit and Enterprise Levels" Jay Galbraith Transformation; Organization Management Medium
"Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing" Gojko Adzic Quality; Testing Team Medium Yes
"Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects" Johanna Rothman Portfolio ProductOwner; Management Easy Yes
"Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World" Stanley McChrystal Organization; Culture Management Medium Yes
"Lean Product and Process Development" Allen Ward Lean; Planning ProductOwner; Management Excellent book - recommended - on the application of lean ideas to product development process Medium Yes
"Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide" IIBA Planning ProductOwner Hard
"Getting Value Out of Agile Retrospectives" Luis Conclaves; Ben Linders Retrospectives ScrumMaster Medium
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" Patrick Lencioni Team; Culture ScrumMaster; Management Easy Yes
"Complexity - A Very Short Introduction" John Holland Complexity ScrumMaster; Management One of the basis of Scrum is complex systems. This book gives a pretty good introduction to the understanding of complex systems in general. Not directly useful perhaps, but helps provide a framework for thinking. Hard
“The Lean Machine- How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development” Dantar P. Oosterwal Transformation; Change Management Brilliant book, just brilliant, if you are trying to understand how to implement “lean” type thinking approach to the problem of new product development. Medium Yes
"Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability" Daniel S. Vacant Planning; Metrics ScrumMaster; Management There are two uses of this book 1) to understand a small set of metrics which, if tracked correctly, will help you improve your process and 2) to understand how to interpret scatterplots, cumulative flow diagrams and so on, what to look for and how to address. Book is a little “anti-Scrum” (or rather anti point based estimating) but still a valuable addition to understanding your delivery system. Medium
"Scaling Lean and Agile Development: Thinking and Organization Tools" Craig Larmon; Bas Vodde Transformation Management This books looks at the process of scaling more from the viewpoint of the original Scrum thinking, that of complexity science. It doesn't specify a lot of practices, by rather suggest experiments with sections labelled “try”. Hard
"User Story Mapping" Jeff Patton Planning ProductOwner Excellent book on the process of working requirements. Tool offers not only a way to define the stories in the first place, but also how to put together a roadmap, use the story map as a way of showing progress and maintaining context. Easy Yes
“Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery" Scott Ambler; Mark Lines Transformation Management Another approach to adaptation. Like the focus on risk, although positioning as “something Scrum doesn't worry about” I think is incorrect - we did after all. Medium
"Secrets of Consulting" Gerry Weinberg Consulting Consultant Useful for a new consulting business like me. Medium
“Predicting the Unpredictable” Johanna Rothman Planning ProductOwner Great summary of estimation and planning approaches Medium Yes
“Scrum for the Rest of Us” Brian Rabon: Scrum 101 BasicAgile ScrumMaster Medium
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