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Rolling Rocks Downhill: The Agile Business Novel that NEVER mentions Agile. Kindle Edition
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Frankly, the first half of the novel is too long. But the rest – once our hero finally realizes he has no choice but to change paths – is superb: highly engaging, fast paced, and close to the truth of software development and corporate life in almost every way. And it illustrates that changing paths can be done in a step-by-step way.
Other tech novels in the genre worth reading: Goldratt’s “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” (Goldratt, who wrote for manufacturing, is a major source for Clarke Ching), Steve Bockman’s “Predictability: A simple approach to creating reliable project schedules by Steve Bockman (2013-02-14)”, Tom DeMarco’s “The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management”, and the DevOps focused “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win”.
It's a bit application specific, and I think it could be better at explaining the underlying concepts, but you could get those by studying The Goal.
It does have a marvelous mnemonic device to remember the evaporating cloud technique, which I'm immediately adopting.
It's also very funny.
If you're in an agile team already, then this will help you understand the 'big picture' away from the daily practices, and remind you of why the practices are there. Go read it, deploy the concepts and have a brighter future.
Just don't think about small batches.