Top 15 Books About Agile & Coaching

Best Agile Coaching Books

Several month ago I started to collect a list of the Top Agile Coaching Books from various social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. I received so much input from so many people so I decided to divide the book list  into five different categories: Top agile books for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Developers, Leadership & Agile Coaching. In this article I want to show you the Top 15 books about Agile & Coaching recommend by the Community.

The following list is ordered based on reviews and ratings on Amazon and GoodReads. If you think that there is an important book that should be added to that list, leave a comment after the list. Please consider that some very good books that should be in that list might be located in some other categories that I mentioned above. As I do not agree 100% on the communities´ priority, I added my personal Top 5 books after the list:

Top 15 books about Agile & Coaching recommended by the community

# Title Author
1 The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries

2 Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson

3 Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
Craig Larman

4 The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
Peter M. Senge

5 The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

6 Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Marshall B. Rosenberg

7 Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
Dave Gray

8 The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Gene Kim

9 Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban
Henrik Kniberg

10 Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both (Enterprise Software Development)
Henrik Kniberg

11 Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances
J. Richard Hackman

12 Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn
Sharon L. Bowman

13 Extreme Programming Installed
Ron Jeffries

14 Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams
Alistair Cockburn

15 Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly
Bertrand Meyer

My personal top 5 books about Agile & Coaching that I recommend

# Title Author
1 Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances
J. Richard Hackman

2 Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn
Sharon L. Bowman

3 The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
Peter M. Senge

4 Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Marshall B. Rosenberg

5 Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises
Luis Gonçalves & Ben Linders

If you think that there is an important book that should be added to that list, leave a comment here and make that list even more useful!

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2 comments

  1. Hi Dominic

    I would like to add this great book

    Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lissa Adkins

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