The Scrum Master's Bookshelf

A Listmania! list by Philip Scott (Irvine, CA, USA)
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Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide
1.  Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman
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  "Best first book for introduction to Agile methods."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Agile Software Development with Scrum (Series in Agile Software Development)
2.  Agile Software Development with Scrum (Series in Agile Software Development) by Ken Schwaber
The list author says:
  "As a Certified Scrum Master, I am a bit biased towards Scrum as a specific Agile method.  This book is the most in-depth look at Scrum for the truly interested.  (Buy this OR the next.  Not both.)"
$36.63   Used & New from: $20.12
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Agile Project Management with Scrum (Developer Best Practices)
3.  Agile Project Management with Scrum (Developer Best Practices) by Ken Schwaber
The list author says:
  "For the overview and case studies on Scrum, this book is a quick read and fast reference.  Chapters 1 & 2 + Appendix gives you all the rules and practices of Scrum.  Everything in between clarifies."
$28.44   Used & New from: $3.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

Agile Estimating and Planning
4.  Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn
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  "Mike Cohn does a great job of filling in some of the gaps in the planning cycle, with specific techniques to plan, estimate and manage scope and schedule."
$43.99   Used & New from: $18.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
5.  User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development by Mike Cohn
The list author says:
  "Covers an Agile approach to requirements (User Stories).  Goes nicely with the "Agile Estimating and Planning" book by same author."
$41.74   Used & New from: $22.62
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Agile Software Development
6.  Agile Software Development by Alistair Cockburn
The list author says:
  "Foundational science, art, practices and mastery concepts for Agile Software Development teams, managers and the like.  Great coverage of team practices, workspace design and culture formation."
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Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed
7.  Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed by Barry W. Boehm
The list author says:
  "To balance out the Agile Zealotry, this book offers a great way to help the master project manager recognize the best of both worlds."
$35.85   Used & New from: $4.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
8.  Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck
The list author says:
  "For the well rounded Scrum Master, Lean Software Development explores and exposes the core Agile principles and provides one of the most powerful views of how to adapt a process to increasing agility."
$41.68   Used & New from: $14.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Manager Pool: Patterns for Radical Leadership (Software Patterns Series)
9.  The Manager Pool: Patterns for Radical Leadership (Software Patterns Series) by Don Sherwood Olson
The list author says:
  "While not specifically an Agile Methods book, every Agile leader must work at strong people management and leadership skills.  This is one of the best for software team leadership."
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Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach
10.  Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach by Cem Kaner
The list author says:
  "Delivering "working" software early and often requires a deep understanding of testing and software quality.  This book is a fast study and rich with lessons that teams can apply."
$27.21   Used & New from: $17.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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