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These books support Agility. If you read these books and discuss them with others, you can more deeply integrate Agility into your life and work.

These books are a mix of books on Agile practices and also some wider ideas that support Agility. They are presented in no particular order. Some have notes and some do not.

Software for Your Head by Jim and Michele McCarthy. This is an advanced book on using protocols to manifest greatness in teams. You want to be great don't you? The book discusses some amazing topics. I did not get this material until years after being first exposed to it. The McCarty's are amazing.

Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn. This is an amazing book on Agile practice. Assumes you have Scrum figured out.

Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins. DISCLAIMER: I cannot be objective about this book since I contributed some content; see page 191 or therabouts. This is a very good coaching book. It might be excellent !

Visual Meetings by David Sibbet. A core book you need to have. How to develop and leverage visual management techniques in the way you work in groups.

Gamestorming by David Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanto. This book can help you organize meetings that tease out the best ideas from a group of people. Think organizational design for great meetings.

Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development by Criag Larman and Bas Vodde. This is a cool book for ideas on how to implement Scrum where you are. Every context is unique. This book documents hundreds of experiments the authors tried. Some worked-- some did not. This is your book if you are struggling with Scrum in your corporation. I hand this one to coaching clients all the time.

The Agile Organization by Simon Reay Atkinson and James Moffat. This is a free book available in PDF from http://www.dodccrp.org. You can also get a BOOK FOR FREE, they have many titles. This is the book that coins the phrase 'requisite agility'. WARNING: This is the site of the DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMAND AND CONTROL RESEARCH PROJECT. It is about agility in WARFARE. This is an interesting book that is providing an interesting data point about self-organizing systems.

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Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan. This is the book for you if you want to understand how to engineer interactions in your organization that lead to more organizational health and wellness. This book is also good for putting your finger on what is wrong in your organization, and how to improve the health and wellness of your tribe.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler. Conflict and 'heat' kills learning in teams. This book provides tools for processing conflict and interpersonal heat. You can use this book to develop a way to routinely process conflict. This may lead to genuine team GREATNESS.

Kanban by David Anderson. The primary book for developing and using the visual management tool we call Kanban. A great read.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. The book explains how trust is a requirement for health and wellness in organizations. This is a short, quick, useful read for anyone trying to debug dysfunction in an organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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