To Read


The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber








Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber







Agile Software Development with Scrum: Nice overview of the principles and practices of Scrum. one of the initial books on Scrum






ImpactMappingImpact Mapping: Making a Big Impact with Software Products and Projects






UserStoryMappingUser Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product







User Stories Applied This clear and simple book covers the aspects of writing, estimating, prioritizing and committing to product requirements. Essential reading for Product Owners.






The Leaders’ Guide to Radical Management, Stephen Denning






ALeadersFrameworkForDecisionMakingA Leader’s Framework for Decision Making








Innovation Games
For when the product owner is just “winging it” and has no clue what the team should really build. These are a collection of serious games that tap into what customers, vendors, and partners really want and will really buy.





The Lean Startup, Eric Ries groundbreaking book on bringing the Agile and Lean mindset to the entrepreneurial world, even in large organizations.







Co-Active Coaching, 3th Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives
This is the latest version of this book and has some wonderful updates to the co-active model.




Reading (WIP Limit: 3)


Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.






FIveDysfunctionsOfATeamThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable







Training from the Back of the Room: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn





Read (Done)


The Scrum Guide: The Scrum Guide is the official Scrum Body of Knowledge. It was written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, co-creators of Scrum.





TheNewNewProductDevelopmentGameThe New New Product Development Game:In today’s fast-paced, fiercely competitive world of commercial new product development, speed and flexibility are essential. Companies are increasingly realizing that the old, sequential approach to developing new products simply won’t get the job done. Instead, companies in Japan and the United States are using a holistic method—as in rugby, the ball gets passed within the team as it moves as a unit up the field.


SoftwareIn30DaysSoftware in 30 Days: How Agile Managers Beat the Odds, Delight Their Customers, And Leave Competitors In the Dust







Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen, to help you create retrospectives that have people get up from the conference room table and come up with real insights.





ScrumProductOwnershipScrum Product Ownership: Balancing Value from the Inside Out







Also available as a downloadable PDF.  If you’re a newcomer to Scrum, and you’re going to read only one Scrum book, make it this one.







Agile Estimating and Planning What are story points again? Why do we use them and not estimated hours? This book will refresh you on these topics and help you become good at estimation and release planning.





ScrumPocketGuideScrum – A Pocket Guide: This pocket guide is the one book to read for everyone who wants to learn about Scrum.






PeoplewarePeopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)






DriveDrive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us
What motivates people, really? (hint: it’s not raises or public embarrassment). For a short burst of this book in 15 minutes, see the TED talk on The Surprising Science of Motivation.