On Twitter I asked my followers “Which books do you think are the best/most up-to-date in terms of Agile/Lean thinking?”
I received 24 recommendations for 18 books.
There were 5 books that were mentioned by people twice. The “winners” are:
And then there were some other great books mentioned once:
And some books that are actually not very recent at all:
Finally, my own additions to this interesting list:
But feel free to reply to this blog post and add some more! 🙂
For more suggestions, see the Top 100 Agile Books (Edition 2011)
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Here’s a great book list from Poppendieck
it’s a great list, tho I wish there were just one more testing book there! When I re-read _Agile Testing_, I’m always surprised how relevant it still is. :->
Thanks for the list, sounds like a lot of good reading material for the future. I remembered two books that might fit in somewhat.
I really enjoyed The Art of Agile Development (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Agile-Development-James-Shore/dp/0596527675/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320393132&sr=8-1) by James Short and Shane Warden.
Also – not strictly agile, but still good – Beautiful Teams (http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Teams-Inspiring-Cautionary-Veteran/dp/0596518021/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320393980&sr=1-1) by Andrew Stellman and Jennifger Greene.
Of course I meant Jennifer, not Jennifger.
Kerry Patterson’s Influencer is a must have if you plan to introduce anything new like Agile or Lean, and Rework by 37signals for new “patterns” and ideas – the agile and lean is never mentioned in this particular book, but if you master how to approach problems like folks at 37signals you won’t have problems adapting any Agile or Lean principle.
I’ve started reading “Essential Skills for the Agile Developer” (Shalloway) which is very interesting. Also I favor the Lean books from the Poppendieck. Finally, I really enjoyed Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams from Jutta Eckstein, great book if you are doing multisite agile development.
Some good choices there, would be good to get some free books in there, such as some of the things by crisp.se, I am a big fan of the following:
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