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The Scrum Master’s Reading List

Facilitators Guide to Participatory Decision-Making – Sam Kaner, Lenny Linda, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Frisk & Duane Berger.

Fixing your Scrum – Practical Solutions To Common Scrum Problems – Ryan Ripley & Tod Miller.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team – A Leadership Fable – Patrick Lencioni

Gamestorming – A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers in Audible Books & Originals – Dave Gray & Suni Brown.

Joy Inc.  – How We Built Workplace People Love – Richard Sheridan.

Scrum Mastery – From Good To Great Servant-Leadership – Geoff Watts.

Seven Pillars Of Servant Leadership – James Sipe, Don Frick.

Switch- How To Change Things When Change Is Hard – Chip Heath & Dan Heath.

The 6 Enablers of Business Agility – How To Thrive in an Uncertain World – Karim Harbott

The Scrum Field Guide – Practical Advice For Your First Year –  Mitch Lacey.

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kehnman


More on Scrum 

Fourteen Observations of Good Scrum Practice – Carlton Nettleton.

Scaling Lean and Agile Development –  Thinking and An Organizational Tools For Large-Scale Scrum – Craig Larman & Bas Vodde.

Scrum and XP from Trenches – Henrick Kniberg.

Scrum Pocket Guide – A Smart Travel Companion – Gunther Verheyen

Succeeding with Agile Using Scrum – Mike Cohn.

Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business – David J Andersone

Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development: Large, Multisite and  Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum – Craig Larman & Bas Vodde.

The Enterprise and Scrum – Ken Schwaber.

Scrum Master Skills and Tools

Collaboration Explained – Jean Tabaka.

Crucial Conversations -Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High – Audio Book – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, Al Switzler.

Software for Your Head – Core Protocols for Creating and Maintaining Shared Vision – Jim McCarthy & Michelle McCarthy.

The Secrets of Consulting –  A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully – Gerald Weinberg.

The Wisdom of Crowds – James Surowiecki.

Recommended For CSM and PMI-ACP

Agile Project Management with Scrum – Ken Schwaber.

Agile Retrospectives – Making Good Teams Great – Esther Derby & Diana Larsen.

Agile and Scrum

Agile Software Development with Scrum – Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle.

Essential Scrum  –  A Practical Guide To The Most Popular Agile Process – Kenneth S. Rubin.

Fearless Change – Patterns For Introducing New Ideas  –  Linda Rising & Mary Lynn Manns.

Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Southerland

Agile Coaching 

Agile Coaching – Rachel Davies & Liz Sedley.

Agile Project Management for Dummies – Mark Layton

Coaching Agile Teams – A companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches & Project Managers in Transition – Lyssa Adkins.

User Stories Applied – For Agile Software Development – Cohn Mike

User Story Mapping – Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product – Jeff Patton

Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps: Simplifying the jargon

The internet and social media are full of Agile, Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps jargon, including incorrect and misunderstood concepts. This could be problematic for a learner seeking knowledge. Without a course with Scrum Alliance,, or DevOps Institute, this knowledge is difficult to achieve.

The Concepts & Beyond blog is a free suite of articles and videos packaged in tiny chunks. You will learn or refine your knowledge and skills to help your team and organization be effective. When you want to take your knowledge further, we invite you to join us for our  Certified ScrumMaster(CSM),  Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified DevOps Engineering Foundations (DOEF) and Training from the Back of The Room courses across the USA and Canada.

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