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Our Books Recommendations List on Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity Themes

Summary:

That list gathers the best books to get knowledge on the most important Agile, Kanban, Lean and Business Productivity related themes.

Books on Agile theme:

  • All About Agile: Agile Management Made Easy! by Kelly Waters
  • Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn
  • Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews by Norman L. Kerth
  • Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber

What is the Difference between Agile, Kanban and Scrum in less than 5 minutes?

First let us remember that the Agile Movement was born in 2001 in the field of Software Development, at a time when complex and highly ineffective methods and management philosophies were being used to try to deliver software projects. They were collectively called heavy processes, because of the large number of steps they required to get anything done, the Rational Unified Process or RUP is one of them.

HKanban - A Holistic Approach to Getting Things Done

Standing on the shoulders of great men.

Like so many Project Managers and busy professionals I too have discovered that is not just enough to manage other people, or the work at hand, we have to manage our efforts in and out of the office, and daily life can be the biggest challenge of all.

The first author to show us ways to improve our productivity was David Allen, his Getting Things Done book was a landmark that I continue to browse occasionally. However I could not get the system to work for me. I wanted something simpler, but still effective.

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