Recommended reading for Agile Change Agents

Whether you are a manager, a director, an architect or maybe some other influential role, you probably act as a change agent in your organization. Maybe you are a transformation lead and the source of your influence is embedded in the role.

Either way, as an agile change agent you can greatly benefit from deepening your learning into the agile mindset, theory and practice.

Product Owners

“The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals.” [Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber]

We curated this list of books that we feel is important and useful for any product owner.

It is not a complete or a final list, we try to keep it small enough to be digestible but not too small so that it is missing the major things. Your comments \ Suggestions are more than welcome.

The following books can enrich the project management aspects of any Product Owner:

The following books cover multi facets of agile product development

Scrum Masters

“The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted.” [Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber]

Scrum Master must master the scrum framework. We have curated this list of resources with stuff we feel is important and useful for scrum masters.

It is not a complete or a final list. It will never be a complete list. We try to keep it small enough to be digestible but not too small so that it is missing the major things. Your comments \ Suggestions are more than welcome.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Agile Fables and Novels

Complexity and Systems Thinking

Scaling Organizations

Personal and Team Development

Agile Team Members

“The Development Team consists of professionals who do the work of delivering a potentially releasable Increment of “Done” product at the end of each Sprint. Only members of the Development Team create the Increment. Development Teams are structured and empowered by the organization to organize and manage their own work. The resulting synergy optimizes the Development Team’s overall efficiency and effectiveness.” [Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber]

We curated this list of that we feel is important and useful for every scrum team member.

It is not a complete or a final list, we try to keep it small enough to be digestible but not too small so that it is missing the major things. Your comments \ Suggestions are more than welcome.

The following books are specifically for software development teams. 
Whether you are a programmer, a tester, a UX-er, a business analyst – you’ll find them priceless.

Articles

Bloggers

Johanna Rothman – Johanna is a management consultant for software managers and leaders. 

Websites

  • LeSS – Large Scaling Scrum
  • Safe – isn’t good enough – Ron Jeffries, one of the founders of XP, compare between a scrum and SaFe, and explain why it is not good enough.

 

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