Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams

by Alistair Cockburn

Read this one more as a book on agile software development than an introduction to Crystal Clear. [Full review]

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Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

by Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck

Apart from its predecessor, this is the book on lean software development. Therefore, lean and agile practitioners, and those who are interested in non-waterfall software development, want to read this. [Full review]

The Art of Agile Development

by James Shore, Shane Warden

This book contains so many good practices that it should be read by everyone with the slightest interest in agile methodologies. In fact, non-agile practitioners will find many convincing arguments in favor of agile and XP here. Also,... [Full review]

Scrum and XP from the Trenches

by Henrik Kniberg

The best target audience is people who have worked with Scrum for a while. In such cases this book will give new angles on things and may inspire some changes. Both Scrum masters and team members will find this book usable. A must... [Full review]

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Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition)

by Kent Beck

Many people in the industry are affected indirectly by XP by all agile methodologies that contain more or less of what constitutes the core of XP. Therefore both programmers and managers should invest the small amount of time needed... [Full review]

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Agile Software Development with Scrum

by Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle

If you consider introducing Scrum into your organization, this book will give you more theory than you need to know for start, and less "how to"s than you need to get started. I suggest a companion guide such as "Scrum and XP from the... [Full review]

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  • 2015-09-29

    It's been almost one and a half year since I reviwed a book! I've been too absorbed by Writing my own. Anyway, I'm back with Jeff Patton's relatively...
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    New category! Performance! Reviewed The Every Computer Performance Book. Check it out!
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    Reviewed a book that' slightly less technical, but much more fun to read. It's I.T. Confidential.
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    Reviewed yet another book on Visual Studio 2012 and TFS. I also created a "Microsoft" category and moved the other TFS book there from the "Tools"...
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