“Whenever I am asked about some good reads, I usually start with these industry classics. There are of course many other good books and many other great authors, but I see great value in the fact that it is not always just ‘do this, do that’. These books are quick and easy to read and therefore more likely to be discussed in-depth soon.” – Björn Lindqvist
Five dysfunctions of a team
A classic by now. It gives the reader some things to really think about when it comes to what can make a team (or department) work well or not. It’s written like a novel. [Adlibris]
Feedback – medvetna mötens magi
Only available in Swedish, I think.
Simple and straightforward about the great value of real feedback.
Team players and teamwork
Very good and very useful. A book about the different ways we all act and how that works in a team situation. Everyone should know this.
Bruce Tuckman’s model for team development
A team development model that is easy to understand and discuss, and therefore much more likely to be discussed in-depth and be useful.
Kanban and Scrum – Making the most of both
Easy and quick to read. Very clear. A classic by now.
I often try to put this one on the ‘required reading list’, if there is one.
Scrum and XP from the trenches – 2nd edition
Also a classic. Everyone should read it.
Also available in English, I think.
A collection of practical tips and ideas for visualising work.
Everyone can find something useful here. [Crisp]
Scaling Software Agility av Dean Leffingwell
Dean L. is the father of SAFe, but this book is not focused only on that.
It is a sensible collection of the author’s experiences and thoughts on Agile work, including tips and recommendations. It also has some parts about what top management should know when large-scale Agile is introduced and implemented. [Adlibris]