Skip to content

Schlagwort: Bücher

Book: How to Read a Book

Everyone reading a large number of articles and books could read this book. Authors: Mortimer J. Adler, Charles van Doren Title: How to Read a Book Rating: interesting This book was one of many recommended readings from my survey at ACCDE10. The title was promising so I decided to give it a try. Many aspects of the reading task are covered in both theoretical and practical ways. Four levels of reading are distinguished: elementary reading – nothing more or less than the ability to read and understand written text inspectional reading –… Read more Book: How to Read a Book

Book: Rachel Davies – Agile Coaching

Everyone supporting agile teams has to read this book! Authors: Rachel Davies, Liz Sedley Title: Agile Coaching Rating: highly recommended! More and more developers and project managers suddenly have to take over the role of ScrumMaster these days. All our agile frameworks and methodologies are easy to learn and understand so people become facilitators, supporters, and coaches of an agile team–without knowing anything about how to do that effectively. This book covers many important aspects of coaching an agile team. Starting with coaching basics the authors explain what it means to… Read more Book: Rachel Davies – Agile Coaching

ACCDE10 Survey: The One Book

During the last few hours of the Agile Coach Camp 2010 in Germany I started to do a spontaneous survey with one simple question: „Which ONE book should I read?“ People’s reactions were quite different. Some mentioned a book within a few seconds, others needed time to think of the most recommendable book. The question even triggered something in a handful of people so they started to brain dump a list of books. Several people hesitated and wanted to know about the context–should it be a technical book or a… Read more ACCDE10 Survey: The One Book

Book: Taiichi Ohno – Toyota Production System

Everyone interested in historic basics of Scrum and other agile approaches should read this book. Author: Taiichi Ohno Title: Toyota Production System Taiichi Ohno – Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production Rating: recommended If you want to understand several basic principles of Scrum and other agile approaches then take a deeper look at Taiichi Ohno’s book. He describes the historic development of all those famous Toyota principles one can see adopted in many agile frameworks: kanban just-in-time five why’s (real cause) production leveling visual control (management by sight) waste recognition… Read more Book: Taiichi Ohno – Toyota Production System

Book: Mike Cohn – Agile Estimating and Planning

Everyone getting agile has to read this book!   Author: Mike Cohn Title: Agile Estimating and Planning http://bit.ly/1JA1Cr   Rating: highly recommended!   This book is just a must have and a must read! Mike Cohn describes all important aspects and concepts of estimating and planning in an agile approach. Lots of real-world examples show how to apply these concepts.   Note that this book is NOT about traditional estimating and planning for agile projects. It is about *agile estimating and planning* and this is what agile projects need to succeed.… Read more Book: Mike Cohn – Agile Estimating and Planning

Book: Mike Cohn – User Stories Applied

Everyone getting agile has to read this book!   Author: Mike Cohn Title: User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development http://bit.ly/POrak   Rating: highly recommended!   During any approach to implement agile procedures in an organisation there is a need to explain how management and engineering of requirements should work. Coming from traditional waterfall projects most people do not understand what those User Story stuff is all about. Usually lot of concerns are mentioned…   „So, User Stories are Use Cases, right? Why don’t you just call it Use Case?“  … Read more Book: Mike Cohn – User Stories Applied

Book: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen – Agile Retrospectives

Everyone working with teams has to read this book!   Authors: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen Title: Agile Retrospectives – Making Good Teams Great http://bit.ly/cvoaH   Rating: highly recommended!   Esther Derby and Diana Larsen describe 38 activities for all stages of a retrospective meeting. These activities provide ways to improve the team work and to get better results of the retrospective. There are no rules when to choose which activity but you get a nice set of activities to select from. Goal: avoid boring routine by varying activities.   Retrospectives… Read more Book: Esther Derby, Diana Larsen – Agile Retrospectives