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And this amazing list of from ScrumCrazy:

Scrum

  1. The Scrum Guide (Must read for all)
  2. _Scrum: A Pocket Guide_ by Gunther Verheyen (Must Read for Scrum Masters, Management. Highly recommended for all others.)
  3. Chapter 1 of _Professional Scrum Development_ by Richard Hundhausen
    • http://tinyurl.com/brc65py(Free PDF download, see Chapter 1, which is a “must read” for all roles)
      • Don’t let the “Visual Studio 2012” part of the book cover fool ya — Chapter 1 is about Scrum and there is no tool stuff in Chapter 1.
  4. Cohn’s _Agile Estimating and Planning_ (Must read for Scrum Masters)
  5. SSW’s video on the Product Owner Role (Must watch for new Product Owners — only 2 minutes!)
  6. Pichler’s _Agile Product Management…_ (Must read for Product Owners)
  7. Hundhausen’s _Professional Scrum Development_ (The book is a must read for Scrum Development Team Members)
    • http://amzn.com/073565798X
      • If your team doesn’t use Microsoft tools, then just ignore the chapters in the book about the MS tooling.
  8. Cohn’s _Succeeding With Agile…_ (Must read for Scrum Masters once they have a few Sprints under their belts)
  9. Goldstein’s _Scrum Shortcuts…_ (Great read for Scrum Masters)
  10. Derby/Larsen’s _Agile Retrospectives_
  11. Any article, blog post, presentation, or other material on Roman Pichler’s web site.
  12. The Scrum.org web site (especially the articles and forums)

XP (Extreme Programming)

  1. Jeffries’ “What is Extreme Programming?”
  2. Jeffries’ _Extreme Programming Installed_
  3. Koskela’s _Test Driven…_
  4. Martin’s _Clean Code_
  5. Feathers’ _Working Effectively With Legacy Code_
  6. “The Rules of Extreme Programming”
  7. Wiki entry on XP Practices

Testing – Agile/XP

  1. Cohn’s “The Forgotten Layer of the Test Automation Pyramid”
  2. Martin Fowler’s Excellent article on Unit Testing
  3. Summary of Lisa Crispin’s Presentation to Agile Denver on Test Automation
  4. Cripin’s “Using the Agile Testing Quadrants”
  5. Crispin/Gregory’s _Agile Testing_
  6. Crispin/House’s _Testing Extreme Programming_
  7. Osherove’s _The Art of Unit Testing_

User Stories (which originated in XP)

  1. I co-authored this article, and I’m pretty pleased with our work — a great starting place for learning about User Stories.
  2. My “User Story Basics” article and all of the links at the bottom of that article
  3. Cohn’s _User Stories Applied_
  4. Cohn’s _Agile Estimating and Planning…_ (Chapter 12: Splitting User Stories)
  5. Richard Lawrence’s “User Story Splitting Flowchart”
  6. My User Story Maturity Model (Has a list of User Story best practices)
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