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Agile Coach Reading Lists

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Agile, Scrum & Lean

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Jeff Sutherland

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Eliyahu Goldratt

The Nature of Software

Ron Jeffries

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

Kenneth Rubin

The Phoenix Project

Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford

Agile Software Development
with Scrum

Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle

Succeeding with Agile

Mike Cohn

The Human Side of Agile

Gil Broza

Kanban From the Inside

Mike Burrows


David Anderson

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Craig Larman & Bas Vodde

Lean Software Development

Mary Poppendieck & Tom Poppendieck

Lean-Agile Software Development

Al Shalloway

Scaling Lean & Agile Development

Craig Larman & Bas Vodde

Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development 

Craig Larman & Bas Vodde

Principles of Product Development Flow

Donald Reinertsen


Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability 

Dan Vicanti

Toyota Production System

Taiichi Ohno

The Machine that Changed the World

James Womack, Daniel Jones & Daniel Roos

Collaboration Explained 

Jean Tabaka

Agile Retrospectives

Esther Derby & Diana Larsen

Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Retrospectives

Tom Roden & Ben Williams

Agile Retrospective Kickstarter

Alexey Krivitsky

The Skilled Facilitator 

Roger Schwarz


Dave Gray, Sunni Brown & James Macanufo

How to Run a Great Workshop

Nikki Highmore Sims

Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making

Sam Kaner

Team Dynamics

Scrum Mastery 

Geoff Watts

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni

Leading Teams

Richard Hackman

The Wisdom of Teams 

Douglas Smith & Jon Katzenbach

Improv-ing Agile Teams 

Paul Goddard

The Big Book of Virtual Teambuilding Games

Mary Scannell, Michael Abrams & Mike Mulvihill

Team of Teams

General Stanley McChrystal

Group and Team Coaching

Christine Thornton

Leadership Team Coaching 

Peter Hawkins

Business & Product

Lean Startup 

Eric Rees

Agile Product Management with Scrum

Roman Pichler

User Stories Applied 

Mike Cohn

Innovation Games

Luke Hohmann

Impact Mapping 

Gojko Adzic

Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your User Stories

Gojko Adzic

User Story Mapping

Jeff Patton

Lean UX

Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden


Roman Pichler

BDD in Action

John Ferguson Smart

The Cucumber Book

Matt Wynne & Aslak Hellesoy

Start with Why

Simon Sinek

Value Proposition Design 

Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda & Alan Smith

The Innovators Dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

Creativity Inc.

Ed Catmull


Marty Cagan

Getting Real 

37 Signals


Extreme Programming Explained 

Kent Beck & Cynthia Andres

Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Tests

Gojko Adzic, David Evans, Tom Roden & Nikola Korac

Continuous Delivery

Jez Humble & David Farley

More Agile Testing

Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

BDD in Action

John Ferguson Smart

Agile Testing

Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

The Pragmatic Programmer

Andrew Hunt & David Thomas

Clean Code

Robert C. Martin

Developer Testing

Alexander Tarlinder

The Cucumber Book

Matt Wynne & Aslak Hellesoy

The Clean Coder

Robert C. Martin

Working with Legacy Code

Michael Feathers

Organisational Change

The Lean Manager 

Freddy Balle & Michael Balle

Organize for Complexity

Niels Pflaeging

Cynefin Minibook

Greg Brougham

Turn the Ship Around

L. David Marquet

Leading Change 

John Kotter

Building Successful Communities of Practice

Emily Webber

Management 3.0

Jurgen Appelo

Artful Making

Rob Austin & Lee Devin


Tom DeMarco

The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management

Stephen Denning

The Fifth Discipline

 Peter Senge

Fearless Change

Linda Rising & Mary Lynn Manns

That’s Not How We Do It Here! 

John Kotter

Hard Facts, Dangerous Non-Truths and Utter Nonsense

Robert Sutton & Jeffrey Pfeffer

Out of the Crisis

 W. Edwards Deming

Enterprise Scrum

Mike Beedle

Thinking in Systems 

Donella Meadows

Reinventing Organisations

Frederic Laloux

Beyond Budgeting

Bjarte Bogsnes

Leadership Storytelling

Steve Denning

Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations 

Robert D. Austin

Managing for Excellence

David Bradford & Allan Cohen

Adaptive Action

Glenda Eoyang & Royce Holladay


Ricardo Semler

Understanding A3 Thinking 

Durward Sobek II. & Art Smalley

Coaching, Mentoring & Teaching

Coaching Agile Teams 

Lyssa Adkins

Agile Coaching

Rachel Davies & Liz Sedley

Co-Active Coaching

Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Laura Whitworth & Phillip Sandahl

Coaching for Performance

John Whitmore

Effective Coaching 

Myles Downey


Dan Pink

Training from the Back of the Room

Sharon Bowman

What Got You Here Won’t Get you There

Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter


Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter

Black Box Thinking

Matthew Syed

Humble Enquiry

Ed Schein

The Ten-Minute Trainer

Sharon Bowman

From Contempt to Curiosity 

Caitlin Walker

Crucial Conversations

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

Methods of Persuasion

Nick Kolenda

I’m OK, You’re OK

Thomas Harris

The Solutions Focus 

Mark McKergow & Paul Jackson

The Inner Game of Tennis

Timothy Gallwey