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Scrum Master Reading Lists

Welcome to our Scrum Master reading lists; check out our library on Scrum Mastery to support you with your journey.

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


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

Product Ownership

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