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Best Agile & Lean IT Books

A list of best books on Agile & Lean practices for IT.

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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late.

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. He is founder and president of Object Mentor, Inc., a team of experienced consultants who mentor their clients worldwide in the fields of C++, Java, C#, Ruby, OO, Design Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and eXtreme programming.

Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (Agile Software Deve...

Praise for Agile Software Requirements "In my opinion, there is no book out there that more artfully addresses the specific needs of agile teams, programs, and portfolios all in one. I believe this book is an organizational necessity for any enterprise."-Sarah Edrie, Director of Quality Engineering, Harvard Business School "Agile Software Requirements and Mr. Leffingwell's teachings have been very influential and inspiring to our organization.

Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation

This book will have a permanent place in my bookshelf. In my ten-year study of high performing IT organizations, I've found that businesses rely on IT far more than they think.

Rally Software | Enterprise-Proven Agile

Our award winning agile project management tools help large enterprises perfect the art of agile development & bring products to market faster. Free trial. Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM).

Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT

Today's customers want it all and they want it now: innovation, speed, agility, and value. How can you drive operational excellence, stimulate growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation throughout your enterprise? Shingo Prize-winning author Steve Bell, joined by other thought leaders, offers useful insights and examples you can start using now.

Continuous delivery and DevOps: A Quickstart Guide

In DetailFor a while now, there has been a buzz around the IT industry regarding continuous delivery and DevOps.

The Agile Executive Primer

Agile software development is being adopted by more and more organizations, but where do you turn for practical advice and learn about key aspects of agile adoption that will affect your business? This primer takes a pragmatic view of agile methodologies, identifies some of the pitfalls other organizations have experienced, and looks at agile adoption from a cultural perspective.

DevOps for Developers

DevOps for Developers delivers a practical, thorough introduction to approaches, processes and tools to foster collaboration between software development and operations. Efforts of Agile software development often end at the transition phase from development to operations.

Beginning Agile - A beginners guide to Agile Software Project Management

Agile Project Management is very popular today and is fast becoming common place. When I started Agile, I found that there were many questions that were left unanswered by books and left it to the persons imagination / experience.In this book I try and explain aspects on * Which is the appropriate Agile Method* How to form teams* Some pre-requisites before starting an Agile projectThe content in this book are learning's that I have got by experiencing from live projects.

The Lean Startup

"The Lean Startup has a kind of inexorable logic, and Ries' recommendations come as a bracing slap in the face to would-be tech moguls: Test your ideas before you bet the bank on them. Don't listen to what focus groups say; watch what your customers do.

Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work Flow and Align People for Organizational Transformation

The first of its kind-a Value Stream Mapping book written for those in service and office environments who need to streamline operationsValue Stream Mapping is a practical, how-to guide that helps decision-makers improve value stream efficiency in virtually any setting, including construction, energy, financial service, government, healthcare, R&D, retail, and technology.

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools & Tips (Addison-Wesley Signature)

"Great books give you advice you can follow, and Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners most definitely does. Written to suit newcomers or experienced practitioners who have a healthy interest in Scrum, the knowledge contained in this book can be game changing.

Effective Unit Testing: A guide for Java developers

Lasse Koskela is a coach, trainer, consultant and programmer. He hacks on open source projects, moderates discussions at JavaRanch, and writes about software development. A pioneer of the Finnish agile community, Lasse speaks frequently at international conferences. He's the author of Test Driven, also published by Manning.

Agile Product Owner Secrets Valuable Proven Results for Agile Management Revealed (Project Management)(The Leadership...

Achieve more - Practical Advice - an Amazon Best Seller Proven Professional Advice for the Agile Scrum: The Agile Product Owner*Updated and Advanced Edition* If you are like me you have probably ran into the same challenges with Agile. Based on my consulting and workshop experiences I am giving away these exclusive findings that would make an Agile breakthrough for You.

Agile Business: A Leader's Guide to Harnessing Complexity

Agile Business: A Leader's Guide to Harnessing Complexity is an engaging introduction to Agile Development from a business perspective. It contains practical real-world advice from over 30 coaches, executives, developers and managers who are actively using Agile in their organizations and helping others achieve Agility.

Best Business: The Agile PMO - Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office, a practical guide (Prj...

Powerful Advice - An Amazon Bestseller The Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you?

Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects

Barbee Davis works for the Project Management Institute (PMI[registered]). She is also a successful author and speaker.

Managed Agile Development: Making Agile Work for Your Business

Transform your business, achieve faster time-to-market, and produce higher quality products well aligned with your customers' needs. Managed Agile Development will show you how to develop an overall approach that blends Agile and plan-driven project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit your company's business environment.

Beyond Agile: Tales of Continuous Improvement

Beyond Agile provides a broad but strong foundation for agile practices, but it doesn't stop there. After grounding us in solid theory, Beyond Agile takes us beyond the typical business book, diving deep into the ongoing practices of real teams doing real work.

The Agile Team Handbook

Jan Beaver is a Ph.D. educator with 25 years of experience in the software industry. His experience covers the gamut of management, development, QA, and technical writing. His first practical exposure to Scrum was a dramatic eye-opening experience that for the first time demonstrated that there really was a better way not just to develop software, but a better way to work in general.

Agile Program Management : How Program Managers Can Influence Agile Success

The techniques behind Agile can provide gains in areas well beyond the delivery of software projects, developing new products or other traditional Agile uses. However, in order to make it work, we need to make important modifications to how program managers (PMMs) operate.

Agile Project Management: Five Obstacles to Agile Success

Proponents of Agile believe it is much more of a way of life, than just a way to run projects. After all, the tenets of Agile are motherhood and apple pie; it focuses on improved collaboration, reduction of waste, a focus on quality craftsmanship, and producing as much value as possible in as short a period of time.

Agile Project Management for Beginners: Mastering the Basics with Scrum

The Agile approach to project management is gaining popularity because it gets better results in less time with smaller teams than the old, rigid, plan-driven methods.

Lean Enterprise: Adopting Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Lean Startup at Scale: Jez Humble, Barry O'R...

Lean Enterprise: Adopting Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Lean Startup at Scale: Jez Humble, Barry O'Reilly, Joanne Molesky: Books