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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags books & agile

This year

Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly Book Review

Finally a book from an industry leader that has the guts to write about the real world of Agile software development. If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be 'truth'.

Introduction to Agile Methods Book Review

There are two primary things you need to be part of an environment that uses Agile processes. The first is enough experience to execute your role's activities in a way that enables agility, and the second is an understanding of the Agile processes. This book can give you the later of the two. I highly recommend this book to teachers and to those who want to start learning about the Agile methods.

The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership Book Review

If you buy only buy one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make it this one!!!! If you plan on buying more than one agile, management, or leadership book this year, make this your first one!!!!

2013

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips Book Review

Books like this can give insight into what you are up against before you have to learn the lesson the hard way, by going through it yourself.

Implementing Domain-Driven Design Book Review

I highly recommend this book to every software architect and developer. Even if you don't go all out DDD there is a ton of great advice and wisdom found in this book that will help you improve your skills.

The Essence of Software Engineering: Applying the SEMAT Kernel Book Review

The SEMAT Kernel provides a set of tools that enable those, that would normally not have enough experience to recognize when the project is going off-track, to be able to.

2012

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process Book Review

This book's title Essentials Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, is a perfect description of what this book is. It covers every essential that you need to know about the scrum process, and the book is written to every role in the scrum process.

ATDD by Example: A Practical Guide to Acceptance Test-Driven Development Book Review

If you are interested in Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example, Agile Acceptance Testing, or Story Testing this is a great place to start.

The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year Book Review

This is one cool book. If you are starting to use Scrum, read it. If you are using Scrum, read it. If you are just wondering what Scrum is all about, read it.

2011

2007

Practically Free Book: Agile Development with ICONIX Process

A friend of mine at work pointed this out to me last week. I got the book and cannot figure out why it is soooooo cheap. But it is definitely worth it. The book does a great job of putting a realistic spin on agile.