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Best Agile Books

There are a lot of books out there covering various aspects of Agile.  Below are some of our favorites in a couple of different groupings, as well as a pretty comprehensive list.


Top 100 Lean & Agile Books

Implementing Lean Software Development - WhichAgileCertification.com
Kanban Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business - WhichAgileCertification.com
Agile Software Development - WhichAgileCertification.com
Agile Estimating and Planning - WhichAgileCertification.com
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - WhichAgileCertification.com
Peopleware Productive Projects and Teams - WhichAgileCertification.com
Succeeding with Agile Software Development Using Scrum - WhichAgileCertification.com
Managing Transitions Making the Most of Change - WhichAgileCertification.com
Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams - WhichAgileCertification.com
Discliplined Agile Delivery - WhichAgileCertification.com
Agile Software Requirements - WhichAgileCertification.com
Agile Software Development With Scrum - WhichAgileCertification.com

Agile Books – Alphabetical Order


Agile Coaching by Rachel Davies

Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn

Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products (2nd Edition) by Jim Highsmith

Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber

Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd Edition) by Alistair Cockburn

Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise by Dean Leffingwell

Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle

Antifragile: The Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Art of Agile Development by James Shore


Becoming Agile …in an imperfect world by Greg Smith & Ahmed Sidky

Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes


Change Intelligence: Using the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks by Barbara Trautlein

Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins

Conscious Agility: Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility by Si Alhir, Brad Barton & Mark Ferraro


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink









Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan


Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility by Al Shalloway, Guy Beaver & James Trott

The Lean Machine: How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Revolutionary Lean Product Development by Dantar P. Oosterwal

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries





The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford

PMI-ACP Handbook by PMI

Principles of Product Development Flow by Don Reinersten



Rework by Jason Fried


Scrum: A Pocket Guide by Gunter Verheyen

The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility by Michele Sliger

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn


The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build Thriving Organizations by Dave Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright


User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development by Mike Cohn


Viral Change: The Alternative to Slow, Painful and Unsuccessful Management of Change in Organizations by Leandro Herrero