Agile 2016 Book Backlog

Every year I leave the Agile conference with a long list of books that I want to read. This year, I thought I’d publish my list. These books were either cited in conference talks or mentioned in hallway conversations. I’ll make updates throughout the week. Please feel free to add a comment and share the book(s) that you heard about this week. Here’s my list:

 Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team

By Jurgen Appelo, this year’s keynote speaker.

Management 3.0

Also by Jurgen Appelo.

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

This was mentioned in Michael Tardiff’s talk titled “Finding Agreement when Everybody is Right

On Being Certain: Believing You’re Right, Even When You are Not

Also in Michael Tardiff’s talk.

 

Leading Change

In Alan Padula’s session on Large Scale  Agile Transformation, he shared a slide based on John Kotter’s book Leading Change.  As with many things, it is hard to change an organization. Kotter provides a framework for that change.Kotter - Leading Change

 

Group Dynamics

Along with hallway conversations, dinner conversations can provide new insights. This book was recommended at Monday’s dinner by one of my AgileThought colleagues, Christie Erbeck.

This book sounds like a good study of group interactions from a number of different perspectives. It’s weighty, but highly recommended.

 

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