Agile and Scrum Books


Bob has authored three books. Two that are agile centric and very pragmatic. He's also a prolific blogger, pod-caster, writer, and author. This is a great place to gather information that will help you in your agile journey.

Stay tuned as we're always adding valuable content. 

BOOKS


Agile Software Development - Downloads

Our downloads page contains articles, presentations, and other content that we make freely available to our clients, colleagues, and friends. In order to access it, you'll need to join our mailing list. That will sign you up for our (roughly) monthly newsletter and provide access to Downloads.

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Agile Testing - Downloads

This downloads page contains general writings and presentations about agile quality and testing topics. We've separated it because we do a fair amount of testing and quality focused writing. In order to access it, you'll need to join our mailing list. That will sign you up for our (roughly) monthly newsletter and provide access to Downloads.

Keep in mind: ALL of your personal information is kept private AND we promise not to SPAM you with marketing updates. 


Blog Posts

 Bob actively posts on two web portals and x-posts on several others. He's a principal contributor to:

but will also be actively blogging on this website as well. You can see additional x-posts here:

Video Clips & Webinars

I was invited to be part of a shared-keynote at the STP Conference in 2013. I was lucky enough to share the stage with Cem Kaner and Rex Black. Both of them I consider "pioneers" in the field of Software Testing and I admire both of them greatly. So I was flabbergasted to be on the same stage with them - talking about the future of Software Testing. What a great honor and privilege. Here's a synopsis about the keynote.

Meta-Cast, Podcast

Josh Anderson and Bob have been recording a fairly regularly scheduled Agile topics podcast since December 2010. They call it the Meta-Cast and have a lot of fun exchanging ideas and telling stories around the agile methods, teams, and adoption. Sharing what "good Agile" looks like from their perspectives. As of January 2015, there were 65+ pod-casts available.

They hope you take the time to join them...on the Meta-Cast...


Agile Reflections

Musings Toward Becoming “Seriously Agile” in Software Development

If you're looking for a PDF copy, you can purchase it here for $9.95.

 

Published in December 2012, Agile Reflections is a collection of stories, lessons learned, and ideas surrounding "doing Agile well". The experiences can be called more advanced, so it's more focused towards agile practitioners than newbies. That being said, Agile Reflections is sure to provide additional insights towards improving your personal, team, and  organizational agile transformation. 

Here's a review of Agile Reflections by Scrum Expert.

You can also purchase Agile Reflections on Createspace here. We offer bulk discounts and this would be the way to get them. Let us know if you're interested in this option...


Scrum Product Ownership

Balancing Value from the Inside Out

Second Edition Now Available!

I was recommended your book “Scrum Product Ownership - Balancing Value from the Inside Out” by senior colleagues at Spotify as the one book to read when new to product owning. After recently finishing reading it, I fully agree and will keep recommending your book to anyone getting started as a product owner.

I just wanted to say thank you for making the start of the ride less bumpy and for great advice that I will keep returning to as I gain experience.
— Charlotte Andersson - Product Owner at Spotify, February 2015

If you're looking for a PDF copy, you can purchase it here for $9.95.

 

NEW NEWS - March 2014: The book is now recommended reading for the PSPO subject areas at Scrum.org. Here's a link. From my perspective, this is a heckofa recommendation.

And here's a review by Nick Zdunic.

Virtually every chapter in the first edition was changed with an eye towards learning and Scrum adaptation from 2009 to 2012. The following core changes were made:

  • A new organization into 4 topic sections
  • Virtually every chapter was updated in some way
  • A new chapter focused on Agile Chartering
  • Several updated and new chapters focused on Agile / Scrum scaling and the implications to Product Ownership
  • Many new real-world stories
  • Updates on running effective Sprint Reviews
  • An entirely updated appendix section and a full index

You can also purchase Scrum Product Ownership, 2'nd Edition on Createspace here. We offer bulk discounts and this would be the way to get them. Let us know if you're interested in this option...


The Three Pillars of Agile Quality & Testing

Achieving Balanced Results in your Journey Towards Agile Quality

If you're looking for a PDF copy, you can purchase it here for $9.95.

 

Published in January 2015, this is our latest book focused on agile software development. In this particular case, we explored agile quality and testing topics from the perspective of leadership. The book shares a model, the Three Pillars, for developing a balanced strategy towards agile quality and testing in your agile transformations.

You can also purchase The Three Pillars of Agile Quality & Testing on Createspace here. We offer bulk discounts and this would be the way to get them. Let us know if you're interested in this option...