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The Best Agile Books Worth Investing Your Time In

Achieving project success is possible only when project managers are well-versed in the latest project management methodologies and principles. Whether you are just starting a career or have decades of experience working in an Agile team, learning new strategies, trends, tools, and skills are essential. In this article at Business2Community, Antony Mersino shares a list of must-read books for various roles in an Agile team.

Books to Pick

Scrum Masters

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth Rubin is a comprehensive guide for Scrum masters. The book guides you on using Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers. If you are looking to enhance your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, or portfolio levels, this book is a must-read.

Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkin helps you become skilled at coaching others. This book guides you through creating an environment where high-performing, self-organized teams can emerge. Reading this book will help you recognize failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching.

Product Owners

Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love by Roman Pichler enables you to understand the difference between your role as a product owner and a traditional project manager. Through this book, you can understand how to manage product backlog; bring clarity to budgeting, scheduling, and functionality decisions; and your role as a product owner in sprint meetings.

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton demonstrates how story maps can enable your team to hold meaningful conversations about the project throughout the development process. This book will help you understand how story maps really work and how they come to life in Agile and Lean projects.

It is challenging to narrow down the list of Agile books. If you are a bibliophile and looking forward to enhancing your Agile project management knowledge, click on

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