An Agile reading list

I’m a bit of a bookaholic. My reading list is always far too long, (you can see it here if you’re interested) and I’ve generally got about 10 books started. This makes posts like Johanna Rothman’s Minimum Reading List for an Agile Transition catnip for me.

I’m interested in what other people read and what they’d recommend other’s read so I asked around work to see what my colleagues believe to be on an essential agile reading list.

I got back:

  • A regular review of the original Agile Manifesto and the 12 principles to keep in mind what the true ideas behind the approach are
  • Essential Scrum by Kenneth S. Rubin
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Jurgen Appelo: Management 3.0 Book
  • Rands in Repose Blog
  • Michael Lopp with “Managing Humans” and “Being Geek”
  • “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

I’ll put up my resource list here at some point (it is quite long!) but this gave me a good list of things to add to my reading list or to reread.

Do you have any agile books you’d recommend? What would you add to a minimum reading list for teams adopting agile?

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