Recommended Books

Ronald A. Heifetz. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and tactics for changing your organisation and the world. Harvard Business Press, 2009

Jim Highsmith. Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Enterprise Agility. Addison-Wesley, 2013

Scott Berkun. Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management. O’Reilly Media, 2008.

Newman, Sam. Building Microservices, O’Reilly Media, 2015
Architecture for the cloud: A really good summary of what microservices are all about

Humble, Jez, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly. Lean Enterprise, O’Reilly Media, 2015
The best current thinking about how to create great software-intensive products and services

Poppendieck, Mary and Tom Poppendieck. The Lean Mindset, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2014
Rethink the way you think about work – especially if you work with software-intensive products or services.

Gregory, Janet, and Lisa Crispin. More Agile Testing, Addison Wesley, 2014
This is a book for the whole team to develop the whole QA process and mindset, not just for testing.

Patton, Jeff. User Story Mapping, O’Reilly Media, 2014
Look at the customer journey to understand the whole story and build the right product

Morieux, Yves and Peter Tollman. Six Simple Rules, Harvard Business Review Press, 2014
How to manage complexity from the perspective of the people being managed

Kim, Gene, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. The Phoenix Project, IT Revolution Press, 2013
A Novel about IT and DevOps – A modern version of Goldratt’s “The Goal”

Hendrickson, Elisabeth. Explore it!, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2013
Everything you need to know about exploratory testing.

Modig, Niklas, and Par Ahlstrom. This is Lean, Stockholm: Rheologica Publishing, 2012
One of the best book on Lean we have seen. Learn why flow efficiency trumps resource efficiency.

Adzic, Gojko. Impact Mapping, Woking, UK: Provoking Thoughts, 2012
How to use impact maps to clarify Why? Who? How? and What?

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Summarizes the reserach behind cognitive biases.

Kniberg, Henrik. Lean from the Trenches,Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2011
MUST READ! The best HOW-TO book out there.

Ries, Eric The Lean Startup, Crown Business, 2011
This book changes the discussion from software development to business imperatives.

Appelo, Jurgen. Management 3.0, Addison Wesley Professional, 2011
A great collection of ideas on how to manage agile teams.

Anderson, David. Kanban, Blue Hole Press, 2010
If you want to know how to do Kanban, this is the book to get.

Humble, Jez and David Farley. Continuous Delivery, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2010
How build, test, and deployment automation bridge the Development-Operations chasm.

Bogsnes, Bjarte. Implementing Beyond Budgeting, Wiley, 2009
Agile ideas from the executive suite for the executive suite.

Crispin, Lisa and Janet Gregory. Agile Testing, Addison Wesley, 2009
Broad and in-depth coverage of how to move testing to the front of the development process.

Pink, Daniel. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Books, 2009
An excellent book! All you really need to know about motivation.

Poppendieck, Mary and Tom Poppendieck. Leading Lean Software Development, Addison Wesley, 2009
For Leaders of Software-Intensive System Development.

Womack, James P., Daniel T. Jones, and Daniel Roos. The Machine That Changed the World; the Story of Lean Production, Rawson & Associates, 1990
The classic book with the sub-title that gave Lean its name.

Goldratt, Eliyahu and Jeff Cox. The Goal, 2nd Revised Edition, North River Press, 1992, originally published in 1984
If you haven’t read this business novel on the Theory of Constraints applied to manufacturing, you’ve missed a classic.

Ohno, Taiichi. Toyota Production System, English, Productivity, Inc. 1988, published in Japanese in 1978
A MUST READ book by the Father of the Toyota Production System. Easy to read, engaging, and profound.

Brooks, Frederick. The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition, Addison Wesley, 1995, originally published in 1975
A classic that has stood the test of time. It shows how little things have changed in 30 years.