Agile Books - Suggestions?

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Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by OscarG » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:48 am

Can anyone suggest some good books on Agile (and may be Scrum)? I have downloaded and reviewed a whole bunch of PDFs and find them useful, but I'm one of those people that likes the feel of a real book.
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Andrew.Hillipar » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:47 am

There are probably hundreds out there, but here are a few that *I* found useful.

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum - Mike Cohn

Agile Project Management with Scrum (Developer Best Practices) - Ken Schwaber

Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide - Craig Larman

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit - Mary Poppendieck , Tom Poppendieck

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by JimLombard » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:16 pm

Andrew.Hillipar wrote:Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum - Mike Cohn
I would also recommend this book. Very good!!
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Rich_Dur » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:12 pm

I visit this forum as a user of Draft Choice, an old trius program, and was pleasantly surprised when I logged in today and saw this new section on project management. I've been managing engineering projects for decades and have been very interested in Agile in the last 3-4 years (thought it's been hard coming from a very "structured" experience). I've been following a bunch of forums on the subject, but many of them seem to be talking over my head. I can understand the things being posted here, this is great!

And, thank you Andrew for the excellent lost of books on the subject.
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Paris K. » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Here is a list of recommended Agile books.
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Derek_Thomas » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:55 am

These are two books I would recommend.

Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio - Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-68585-8

Agile ALM Lightweight tools and Agile strategies - MICHAEL HÜTTERMANN
ISBN: 9781935182634

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by PatrickNorris » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:50 am

Derek, I haven't read the other one, but the book Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio by Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje is indeed very good and I would also recommend it!

There are actually many good Agile books out there, but the best way to learn it is by doing it.

Succeeding with Agile Software Development Using Scrum, by Mike Cohn is also one of the better books I've read on the subject.
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by JimLombard » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:01 am

Patrcik, do you know who the publisher of this book is? I couldn't find it. Is the title exactly as you typed it?
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by PatrickNorris » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:24 pm

The publisher is Addison-Wesley

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-57936-2
ISBN-10: 0-321-57936-4

There may be a US and an International version, I am not sure.
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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by chris payne » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:43 am

"The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook" by Stacia Viscardi is also a very good book!

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Nicholas » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Chris, do you have an ISBN # for it? I looked for the title, but couldn't find it.

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by chris payne » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:09 am

Sure:

ISBN 978-1-84968-802-4

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Derek_Thomas » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:02 pm

chris payne wrote:"The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook" by Stacia Viscardi is also a very good book!
I found a free downloadable version, pdf, and quickly went over it after I downloaded a copy. Very good, thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Agile Books - Suggestions?

Post by Nicholas » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:13 am

Derek_Thomas wrote:
chris payne wrote:"The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook" by Stacia Viscardi is also a very good book!
I found a free downloadable version, pdf, and quickly went over it after I downloaded a copy. Very good, thanks for the recommendation.
Do you have the link to that pdf handy? I looked on-line, but could not find it. I'd like to download a copy of the book, if it's free.

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