Recommended Reading

The following list of recommended reading is categorized based on the type of training you may have attended with BERTEIG.  These books are supplemental to the training and not required.  Rather, we recommend these books based on our own reading and experience as trainers, consultants, and agile coaches.

Recommended Reading for Kanban Training

Recommended reading for every participant in Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) and both parts of the Kanban Management Professional (KMP I and KMP II) learning events:

  • Kanban: Essential Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by D. J. Anderson
  • Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows
  • Lessons in Agile Management: On The Road to Kanban by D. J. Anderson)
  • Thinking, Fast & Slow by Kahneman
  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Taleb

Recommended Reading for Scrum Master Training

This set of books are recommended to participants of the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) learning events as well as other Scrum Master training.

  • Organize for Complexity by Niels Pflaeging
  • More Fearless Change by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber
  • The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P Brooks
  • The Wisdom of Teams by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith
  • The People’s Scrum by Tobias Mayer
  • The Art of Agile Development by James Shore
  • The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay by Zuzana Šochová
  • Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby
  • Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins
  • Scrum Insight by Mishkin Berteig (pre-publication, e-book)
  • Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald Wienberg
  • Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck

Recommended Reading for Scrum Product Owner Training

These books are recommended to participants of the Certified Scrum Product Owner learning events and other Product Owner training.

  • The Inmates are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper
  • Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn
  • Specification by Example by Gojko Adzic
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Agile Product Management with Scrum by Roman Pichler
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

Recommended Reading for SAFe and Other Scaling Training

These books are recommended to participants of the Leading SAFe learning event as well as other Agile scaling training.

  • Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale by Gary Gruver and‎ Tommy Mouser
  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  • Large Scale Scrum: More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization by Johanna Rothman
  • The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks