28 Aug

The Definitive Agile Reading List

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I have been asked several times for reading recommendations for people looking to implement Agile in their organization. Providing that list is difficult because there are so many different ideas of what it means to be Agile. The concepts, practices, techniques, and values of Agile that matter most to individuals depend very much on their role in an organization.

In that spirit, here are some reading lists targeted to different people. I admit that a few of these books do not have a specific Agile focus, but are so fundamental to professionalism that they can’t be left out. If I have missed a gem, feel free to let me know. It may well be that I haven’t read it.

In the full sprit of disclosure, I have not read each of these books cover to cover. I have at least skimmed through each one in a concentrated sitting.



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3 thoughts on “The Definitive Agile Reading List

  1. David, this is a really useful list, but I was wondering if you might have some suggestions for designers/usability specialists who work in an Agile setting? The original agilistas didn’t seem to think much about how visual design, interaction design, information architecture, or usability would fit into these practices. I know many people have started to address this issue, but I’m always on the lookout for good books that might touch on the subject.

  2. This is a great point, and alhtough I don’t have a specific recomendation, I know this is an emerging field of study.

    Our UE team here in house is pretty pumped on the idea of iterative feedback models and we do a LOT of user testing.

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