Recommended Books

I am often asked to recommend books.

I have found that I learn a lot through reading everything I can get my hands on, I am an avid reader. Below I have included a list of books from my own library that I often recommend.

Agile, Scrum, Lean

  1. The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done by Stephen Denning
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland
  3. Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership by Geoff Watts
  4. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  5. Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp
  6. Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More Innovative by Scot Brinker

Agile Product Management

  1. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf and‎ Josh Seiden
  2. Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
  3. Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework by Mik Kersten
  4. Getting real: the smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application by 37 Signals
  5. The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development by Dantar P. Oosterwal

Agile Management

  1. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim,‎ Kevin Behr,‎ and George Spafford
  2. Measure What Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth by John Doerr
  3. Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business by Harley Manning,‎ Kerry Bodine and Josh Bernoff
  4. Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation by Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
  5. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  6. The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Coaches, and Trainers by Roger M. Schwarz
  7. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action by Simon Sinek
  8. Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn by Sharon L. Bowman

Coaching (including Agile)

  1. The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to The Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching by Julie Starr
  2. Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins

Change 

  1. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen
  2. Switch: How to change things when change is hard by Chip and Dan Heat

Communication

  1. Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Leadership

  1. Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell
  2. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown
  3. Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change by Erica Fox
  4. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

Strategy

  1. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works by A. G. Lafley and‎ Roger Martin
  2. Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak
  3. Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters by Richard Rumelt

Biographies 

  1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick and Steve Wozniak
  2. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight
  3. Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton and John Huey
  4. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson
  5. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  6. The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company by Michael S. Malone
  7. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  8. The Accidental Pornographer: A Story About Having a Go – And Succeeding… in Failing by Gavin Griffiths
  9. Hit Refresh: A Memoir by Microsoft’s CEO by Satya Nadella
  10. American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman