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Professional related books – currently kept nearby that I’ve read, I’m reading, I’ve queued for reading, or I’m referencing often. Some are a getting a bit dated I see (but they do give you a flavor of my interests).

If you’re interested in hearing my 2-cents worth on any of these before you invest your $$ or time, leave me a message via my About page and I’ll make an effort to respond. Or if you’re active in the Agile Denver group or the Agile Denver Kanban SIG, I’d be happy to discuss any directly with you at our local gatherings.


Leadership: (click on column headers to sort)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, TheCovey, Stephen
Abolishing Performance AppraisalsCoens, Tom; Jenkins, Mary
Certain to WinRichards, Chet
Courageous Follower, TheChaleff, Ira
Crucial ConversationsPatterson, Kerry; Grenny, Joseph; McMillan, Ron;  Switzler, Al
Death by MeetingLencioni, Patrick
Death MarchYourdon, Edward
Dog Fight – How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a RevolutionVogelstein, Fred
Five Dysfunctions of a Team, TheLencioni, Patrick
Good BusinessCsikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
High-Velocity Edge, TheSpear, Steven
Last Lecture, ThePausch, Randy
Leadership – Enhancing the Lessons of ExperienceHughes, Ginnett & Curphy
Leadership in a Wiki WorldCollins, Rod
Leadership and Self-DeceptionArbinger Institute, The
Managing TransitionsBridges, William
Managing Workplace ConflictLebedun, Jean
Men, Machines, and Modern TimesMorison, Elting E.
New Economics, TheDeming, W. Edwards
Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved IndirectlyKay, John
Our Iceberg is MeltingKotter, John
Power of Losing Control, TheCaruso, Joe
Principle-Centered LeadershipCovey, Stephen
Race Against the MachineBrynjolfsson, Erik; McAfee, Andrew
Researching Your Own Practice – The Discipline of NoticingMason, John
Sense and Respond: The Journey to Customer PurposeBarlow, Susan; Parry, Steven; Faulkner, Mike
Servant LeadershipGreenleaf, Robert
Wiki ManagementCollins, Rod


Lean-agile and Kanban Method: (click on column headers to sort)

Actionable AgileVacanti, Dan
Agile Estimating and PlanningCohn, Mike
Agile ManagementAnderson, David
Agile & Iterative Development – A Manager’s GuideLarman, Craig
Agile and Lean Program ManagementRothman, Johanna
Agile TestingCrispin, Lisa; Gregory, Janet
Art of Agile Development, TheShore, James;  Warden, Shane
Beyond Software ArchitectureHohmann, Luke
Creating a Lean CultureMann, David
DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-class Agility, Reliability & Security in Technology OrganizationsKim, Gene; Humble, Jez; Debois, Patrick; Willis, John
Developing Products in Half the TimeReinertset, Donald; Smith, Preston
eXtreme .Net – Introducing eXtreme Programming Techniques to .Net DevelopersRoodyn, Neil
Facts and Fallacies of Software EngineeringGlass, Robert
Fit for Developing Software – Framework for Integrated TestsMugridge, Rick; Cunningham, Ward
Goal, TheGoldratt, Eliyahu
Implementing Lean Software DevelopmentPoppendieck, Mary & Tom
Kanban and Scrum: making the most of both (eBook)Kniberg, Henrik; Skarin, Mattias
Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology BusinessAnderson, David
Leading Lean Software DevelopmentPoppendieck, Mary & Tom
Lean Software Development – An Agile ToolkitPoppendieck, Mary & Tom
Lean Startup, TheRies, Eric
Managing Agile ProjectsAugustine, Sanjiv
Managing the Design FactoryReinertsen, Donald
Organizational Patterns of Agile Software DevelopmentCoplien, James; Harrison, Neil
Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption (eBook)Elssamadisy, Amr
Peopleware: Productive Projects and TeamsDeMarco, Tom; Lister, Timothy
Personal KanbanBenson, Jim;  DeMaria Berry, Tonianne
Phoenix Project: A Novel About It, Dev Ops, and Helping Your Business Win, TheKim, Gene;  Behr, Kevin; Stafford, George
Predicting the UnpredictableRothman, Johanna
Pretotype ItSavoia, Alberto
Principles of Product Development Flow, TheReinertsen, Donald
Product Development for the Lean EnterpriseKennedy, Micheal
Ready, Set, DominateKennedy, Harmon, & Minnock
Requirements by CollaborationGottesdiener, Ellen
Scaling Software AgilityLeffingwell, Dean
Scrum and XP from the Trenches (eBook)Kniberg, Henrik
Scrumban: And Other Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development (eBook)Ladas, Corey
Software Estimation – Demystifying the Black ArtMcConnell, Steve
Stand Back and DeliverPixton, P.; Nickolaisen, N.; Little, T.;  McDonald, K.
Toyota Way, TheLiker, Jeffrey K.
User Stories Applied – For Agile Software DevelopmentCohn, Mike


Software Design & Architecture: (click on column headers to sort)

Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#Martin, Robert; Micah, Martin
Agile Software Development Principles, Patterns & PracticesMartin, Robert
Analysis PatternsFowler, Martin
AntiPatterns – Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in CrisisBrown, William; Malveau, Rapheal
Applying Domain-Driven Design and PatternsNilsson, Jimmy
Design PatternsGamma, Helm, Johnson & Vlissides
Design Patterns ExplainedShalloway, Alan; Trott, James
Domain Driven DesignEvans, Eric
Domain Driven Design QuicklyAvram, Abel; Marinescu, Floyd
Don’t Make Me Think – A Common Sense Guide to Web UsabilityKrug, Steve
Enterprise Integration PatternsHohpe, Gregor; Woolf, Bobby
Head First Design PatternsFreeman, Eric & Elisabeth
Head First Object Analysis & DesignMcLaughlin, Brett; Pollice, Gary; and West, David
Object Technology – A Manager’s GuideTaylor, David
Object ThinkingWest, David
Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic.NETMcMillan, Michael
Pattern Oriented Software Architecture
– Vol. 1 A System of Patterns
Buschmann, Meunier, Rohnert, Sommerland, & Stal
Pattern Oriented Software Architecture
– Vol. 4 Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
Buschmann, Henney & Schmidt
Pattern Oriented Software Architecture – Vol. 5 On Patterns & Pattern LanguagesBuschmann, Henney & Schmidt
Patterns of Enterprise Application ArchitectureFowler, Martin
Professional Design Patterns in VB.NETFischer, Slater, Stromquist & Wu
RefactoringFowler, Martin
Refactoring to PatternsKeirievsky, Joshua
Test Driven DevelopmentBeck, Kent
UML DistilledFowler, Martin
Visual Basic Design PatternsGrand, Mark & Merrill, Brad
Visual Basic Developer’s Guide to UML and Design PatternsGriver, Arnheiter & Gellis
Working Effectively with Legacy CodeFeathers, Michael
xUnit Test Patterns – Refactoring Test CodeMeszaros, Gerard


Databases & Programming: (click on column headers to sort)

An Introduction to Database SystemsDate, C.J.
Beginning ASP.Net 3.5 in C# and VBSpaanjaars, Imar
C++ Primer PlusPrata, Stephen
Clean Code – A Handbook of Agile Software CraftsmanshipMartin, Robert
Continuous IntegrationDuvall, Michael with Matyas & Glover
Data Modeling Handbook, TheReingruber, Michael; Gregory, William W.
Database in DepthDate, C.J.
Database Relational Model, TheDate, C.J.
Eclipse IDEVogel, Lars
Fixture Gallery: A Cookbook for FIT/Fitness Tests (eBook)Adzic, Gojko
Getting Fit with .Net: Quick Introduction to Testing
.Net Applications with Fitness (eBook)
Adzic, Gojko
Head First Java 2nd. Ed.Sierra, Kathy;Bates, Bert
HTML 4 For the World Wide WebCastro, Elizabeth
HTML Pocket ReferenceNiederst, Jennifer
Implementation PatternsBeck, Kent
Junit in Action 2nd Ed.Gregory, Massol, Leme, & Tahchiev
Learn to Program (with Ruby)Pine, Chris
Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnitHunt, Andrew & Thomas, David
Pro C# 2008 and the .Net 2.5 PlatformAndrew Troelsen
Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and OptimizationDavidson, Louis with Kline, Kevin & Windisch, Kurt
Professional ASP.Net 3.5 in C# and VBBill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader
Professional Visual Basic 2008Bill Evjen, Billy Hollis, Bill Sheldon, Kent Sharkey
Programming .Net SecurityFreeman, Adam & Jones, Allen
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (CD)Balena, Francesco
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: The LanguageBalena, Francesco
Software Configuration Management PatternsBerczuk, Stephen with Appleton, Brad
SQL Instant ReferenceGruber, Martin
Test Driven .Net Development with Fitness 2nd Ed. (eBook)Adzic, Gojko
Understanding Relational DatabasesPascal, Fabian
Writing Secure CodeHoward, Michael & LeBlanc, David


Other: (click on column headers to sort)

AntifragileTaleb, Nassim Nicholas
Art of the Plan, TheThibault, John Marc
Big Short, TheLewis, Michael
Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business DecisionsSpetzler, Car; Winter, Hannah; Meyer, Jennifer
Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of UncertaintySavage, Sam L.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the MarketsTaleb, Nassim Nicholas
Head First StatisticsGriffiths, Dawn
How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in BusinessHubbard, Douglas W.
Probability and StatisticsSpiegel, Schiller & Srinivasan
Signal and the Noise, The:
Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t
Silver, Nate
Slide:ology – The Art and
Science of Creating Great Presentations
Duarte, Nancy
Statistics in Action – Understanding a World of DataWatkins, Ann E.; Scheaffer, Richard L., Cobb, George W.
Tubes – A Journey to the Center of the InternetBlum, Andrew
Understanding Statistical
Process Control
Wheeler, Donald & Chambers, David
Understanding Variation:
The Key to Managing Chaos
Wheeler, Donald
Why Can’t You Just Give Me The Number?
An Executive’s Guide to Using Probabilistic Thinking to
Manage Risk and to Make Better Decisions
Leach, Patrick