Books like Mike Cohn’s Succeeding with Agile and Henrik Kniberg’s Scrum and XP from the Trenches were two of the first books I read as I began my agile journey. These books were useful to teach me about Scrum, but Scrum is simple to understand. People though? They’re a challenge. As Ronika Lewis eloquently put it:
The best books about Scrum aren’t about Scrum.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share some books that have made a difference in my professional life. You won’t see the words “Scrum” or “agile” in any of them, but rest assured they’re relevant to our domain. As a bonus, I’ve attached all passages that I highlighted as I read each book to give you greater context.