Did you just join a team working with an Agile Framework and want to know more? Are you already working with Scrum, Kanban but you always wondered why certain rules are the way that they are? If that’s the case you might benefit from reading some of the references that were useful for me in my journey to get to know more about Agile and becoming a Scrum Master.
The Agile Manifesto
Back to where it all started, four simple principles that in 2001 were clearly stated in the Agile Manifesto. The simple principles triggered a revolution in the way Software is build in the whole industry.
The 12 principles of Agile Software
A more detailed and structured list of principles followed the Agile Manifesto. These twelve principles of Agile Software might not sound so revolutionary today after more a decade since their conception, still over the years they have been a valuable guide for me. “Devil is in the details” they say, they also say that building software is all about details. My point here is not that software is demoniac, just that having in mind a set of principles can really be a precious compass to save you from being lost in a complex process.
Here follows a very short list of books that get me started with Agile and Scrum.
Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World (Pragmatic Programmers 2006)
Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction (Dymaxicon 2012)
Scrum and Xp from the Trenches 2nd Edition
If you are starting your journey of discovering Agile I hope that these reference might be useful for you and I wish you good luck. If you are experienced with Agile then feel free to comment this post by letting me know what resources did you find useful to get started.
Do you like the images in this post? Well then you should know that they are beautifully hand drawn by Lara Pellegrini.