Recommended Books

Startup Scaleup Screwup

by Jurgen Appelo (Author)

Startup, Scaleup, Screwup is the book for the new generation of founders. With a mix of 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow, it dives into the major topics that entrepreneurs and business leaders are confronted with from the moment they start a new company to the day they close the doors behind them.

It is also a book about the European successes: Spotify, Typeform, Zalando, Booking, Rovio, and many others, have stories that are waiting to be told. Where do they get innovative ideas? How do they pick from funding options? How do they stay lean and agile while growing? And what were their biggest mistakes so far?

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg (Author)

Habits affect us in every aspect of our lives, from when we hit the snooze button in the morning to when we stay up too late scrolling through social media at night. The problem with habits is that we keep doing them, even if they’ve been proven again and again to be problematic. Charles Duhigg’s book can tell you how to analyze your habits and change them for the better.

Good For: Changing habits to become more efficient and productive in the workplace.

Agile Estimating and Planning

by Mike Cohn (Author)

Agile software development requires Agile planning techniques. Agile Estimating and Planning addresses this need. Detailed, Proven Techniques for Estimating and Planning Any Agile Project Agile Estimating and Planning is the definitive, practical guide to estimating and planning agile projects

Delivering Bad News in Good Ways: Turn Difficult Conversations into Purposeful Dialogue, Positive Outcomes, & Focused Results in 3 Easy Steps

by Alison Sigmon (Author)

Everyone is trying tirelessly to meet deadlines and produce the best product possible but big part of project management is figuring out what to do when it all goes wrong.

Sigmon explains not only the best ways to break bad news to clients and upper management, but also how these conversations can help led to stronger, more efficient and reliable, practices in the future.

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

by Kenneth S. Rubin (Author)

This book includes everything you need to know about Scrum. Whether you’re new to the process or have been using it for years, these comprehensive pages by Kenneth Rubin contain a treasure trove of resources and examples to keep you coming back whenever you have a problem or need a new idea.

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

by Mike Cohn (Author)

Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work.

Agile Project Management with Kanban (Developer Best Practices)

by Eric Brechner (Author)

Use Kanban to maximize efficiency, predictability, quality, and value With Kanban, every minute you spend on a software project can add value for customers. One book can help you achieve this goal:Agile Project Management with Kanban. Author Eric Brechner pioneered Kanban within the Xbox engineering team at Microsoft.

SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering

by Dean Leffingwell (Author)

Product Manager, Fortune 500 Enterprise Captured for the first time in print, the SAFe body of knowledge is now available as a handy desktop reference to help you accomplish your mission of building better software and systems. The SAFe knowledge base was developed from real-world field experience and provides proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale. Education & Training Key to Success The practice of SAFe is spreading rapidly throughout the world.

The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban (Agile Software Development Series)

by Ajay Reddy (Author)

Create Thriving, High-Performing Teams and Organizations with Scrumban Scrumban allows you to use Kanban as a catalyst for increasingly valuable changes to your existing software development processes, amplifying and expanding upon Scrum’s benefits. Pioneering Scrumban coach Ajay Reddy clarifies Scrumban’s core concepts and principles, and illuminates their application through real-life examples. Discover how Scrumban can help you reignite stalled Agile initiatives Clarify crucial relationships between purpose, values, and performance Quickly develop shared understanding in and across teams Use Scrumban to better manage Product Owner/Customer expectations Improve the rollout of Scrum in any team using Scrumban Use Scrumban and let real improvements spread with least resistance Use the right metrics to gain insight, track progress, and improve forecasting Take advantage of Scrumban’s advanced capabilities as you gain experience Develop leaders to successfully guide your Agile initiatives Integrate modeling to reliably refine your forecasting and decision-making.