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, The Covey, Stephen
Abolishing Performance Appraisals Coens, Tom; Jenkins, Mary
Certain to Win Richards, Chet
Courageous Follower, The Chaleff, Ira
Crucial Conversations Patterson, Kerry; Grenny, Joseph; McMillan, Ron;  Switzler, Al
Death by Meeting Lencioni, Patrick
Death March Yourdon, Edward
Dog Fight – How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution Vogelstein, Fred
Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Lencioni, Patrick
Good Business Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
High-Velocity Edge, The Spear, Steven
Last Lecture, The Pausch, Randy
Leadership – Enhancing the Lessons of Experience Hughes, Ginnett & Curphy
Leadership in a Wiki World Collins, Rod
Leadership and Self-Deception Arbinger Institute, The
Managing Transitions Bridges, William
Managing Workplace Conflict Lebedun, Jean
Men, Machines, and Modern Times Morison, Elting E.
New Economics, The Deming, W. Edwards
Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly Kay, John
Our Iceberg is Melting Kotter, John
Power of Losing Control, The Caruso, Joe
Principle-Centered Leadership Covey, Stephen
Race Against the Machine Brynjolfsson, Erik; McAfee, Andrew
Researching Your Own Practice – The Discipline of Noticing Mason, John
Sense and Respond: The Journey to Customer Purpose Barlow, Susan; Parry, Steven; Faulkner, Mike
Servant Leadership Greenleaf, Robert
Wiki Management Collins, Rod


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

Actionable Agile Vacanti, Dan
Agile Estimating and Planning Cohn, Mike
Agile Management Anderson, David
Agile & Iterative Development – A Manager’s Guide Larman, Craig
Agile and Lean Program Management Rothman, Johanna
Agile Testing Crispin, Lisa; Gregory, Janet
Art of Agile Development, The Shore, James;  Warden, Shane
Beyond Software Architecture Hohmann, Luke
Creating a Lean Culture Mann, David
DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-class Agility, Reliability & Security in Technology Organizations Kim, Gene; Humble, Jez; Debois, Patrick; Willis, John
Developing Products in Half the Time Reinertset, Donald; Smith, Preston
eXtreme .Net – Introducing eXtreme Programming Techniques to .Net Developers Roodyn, Neil
Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering Glass, Robert
Fit for Developing Software – Framework for Integrated Tests Mugridge, Rick; Cunningham, Ward
Goal, The Goldratt, Eliyahu
Implementing Lean Software Development Poppendieck, Mary & Tom
Kanban and Scrum: making the most of both (eBook) Kniberg, Henrik; Skarin, Mattias
Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business Anderson, David
Leading Lean Software Development Poppendieck, Mary & Tom
Lean Software Development – An Agile Toolkit Poppendieck, Mary & Tom
Lean Startup, The Ries, Eric
Managing Agile Projects Augustine, Sanjiv
Managing the Design Factory Reinertsen, Donald
Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development Coplien, James; Harrison, Neil
Patterns of Agile Practice Adoption (eBook) Elssamadisy, Amr
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams DeMarco, Tom; Lister, Timothy
Personal Kanban Benson, Jim;  DeMaria Berry, Tonianne
Phoenix Project: A Novel About It, Dev Ops, and Helping Your Business Win, The Kim, Gene;  Behr, Kevin; Stafford, George
Predicting the Unpredictable Rothman, Johanna
Pretotype It Savoia, Alberto
Principles of Product Development Flow, The Reinertsen, Donald
Product Development for the Lean Enterprise Kennedy, Micheal
Ready, Set, Dominate Kennedy, Harmon, & Minnock
Requirements by Collaboration Gottesdiener, Ellen
Scaling Software Agility Leffingwell, 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 Art McConnell, Steve
Stand Back and Deliver Pixton, P.; Nickolaisen, N.; Little, T.;  McDonald, K.
Toyota Way, The Liker, Jeffrey K.
User Stories Applied – For Agile Software Development Cohn, 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 & Practices Martin, Robert
Analysis Patterns Fowler, Martin
AntiPatterns – Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis Brown, William; Malveau, Rapheal
Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns Nilsson, Jimmy
Design Patterns Gamma, Helm, Johnson & Vlissides
Design Patterns Explained Shalloway, Alan; Trott, James
Domain Driven Design Evans, Eric
Domain Driven Design Quickly Avram, Abel; Marinescu, Floyd
Don’t Make Me Think – A Common Sense Guide to Web Usability Krug, Steve
Enterprise Integration Patterns Hohpe, Gregor; Woolf, Bobby
Head First Design Patterns Freeman, Eric & Elisabeth
Head First Object Analysis & Design McLaughlin, Brett; Pollice, Gary; and West, David
Object Technology – A Manager’s Guide Taylor, David
Object Thinking West, David
Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic.NET McMillan, 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 Languages Buschmann, Henney & Schmidt
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture Fowler, Martin
Professional Design Patterns in VB.NET Fischer, Slater, Stromquist & Wu
Refactoring Fowler, Martin
Refactoring to Patterns Keirievsky, Joshua
Test Driven Development Beck, Kent
UML Distilled Fowler, Martin
Visual Basic Design Patterns Grand, Mark & Merrill, Brad
Visual Basic Developer’s Guide to UML and Design Patterns Griver, Arnheiter & Gellis
Working Effectively with Legacy Code Feathers, Michael
xUnit Test Patterns – Refactoring Test Code Meszaros, Gerard


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

An Introduction to Database Systems Date, C.J.
Beginning ASP.Net 3.5 in C# and VB Spaanjaars, Imar
C++ Primer Plus Prata, Stephen
Clean Code – A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship Martin, Robert
Continuous Integration Duvall, Michael with Matyas & Glover
Data Modeling Handbook, The Reingruber, Michael; Gregory, William W.
Database in Depth Date, C.J.
Database Relational Model, The Date, C.J.
Eclipse IDE Vogel, 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 Web Castro, Elizabeth
HTML Pocket Reference Niederst, Jennifer
Implementation Patterns Beck, Kent
Junit in Action 2nd Ed. Gregory, Massol, Leme, & Tahchiev
Learn to Program (with Ruby) Pine, Chris
Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit Hunt, Andrew & Thomas, David
Pro C# 2008 and the .Net 2.5 Platform Andrew Troelsen
Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization Davidson, Louis with Kline, Kevin & Windisch, Kurt
Professional ASP.Net 3.5 in C# and VB Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader
Professional Visual Basic 2008 Bill Evjen, Billy Hollis, Bill Sheldon, Kent Sharkey
Programming .Net Security Freeman, Adam & Jones, Allen
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (CD) Balena, Francesco
Programming Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: The Language Balena, Francesco
Software Configuration Management Patterns Berczuk, Stephen with Appleton, Brad
SQL Instant Reference Gruber, Martin
Test Driven .Net Development with Fitness 2nd Ed. (eBook) Adzic, Gojko
Understanding Relational Databases Pascal, Fabian
Writing Secure Code Howard, Michael & LeBlanc, David


Other: (click on column headers to sort)

Antifragile Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Art of the Plan, The Thibault, John Marc
Big Short, The Lewis, Michael
Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions Spetzler, Car; Winter, Hannah; Meyer, Jennifer
Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty Savage, Sam L.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Head First Statistics Griffiths, Dawn
How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business Hubbard, Douglas W.
Probability and Statistics Spiegel, 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 Data Watkins, Ann E.; Scheaffer, Richard L., Cobb, George W.
Tubes – A Journey to the Center of the Internet Blum, 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
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