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
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
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.
Order forms for the FREE BOOK: http://www.dodccrp.org/html4/books_order.html
Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan. This
is the book for you if you want to understand how to engineer
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
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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