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Agile Book Recommendations

(List articles, too, if they apply and if they were really, really useful)

Core Readings
Extreme Programming Explained / Beck
Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices / Robert C. Martin
Test-Driven Development / Beck
Refactoring / Martin Fowler

Core Readings, Level 2
Design Patterns / Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides
Working Effectively with Legacy Code / Michael Feathers
Planning Extreme Programming / Beck, Fowler
Implementing Lean Software Development / Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Fine-Tuning Your Skills
Domain Driven Design / Evans
xUnit Test Patterns, Refactoring Test Code / Gerard Meszaros
Test-Driven Development: A Practical Guide / Dave Astels

Recommended
Code Complete / Steve McConnell
Rapid Application Development / Steve McConnell
Lean Software Development / Mary Poppendieck


Not Sure
Questioning Extreme Programming / Pete Mc Breen (The XP Series)
Extreme Programming Refactored / By Matt Stephens and Doug Rosenberg (anti book)
Pair Programming Illuminated / Laurie Williams, Robert Kessler
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture / Martin Fowler (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321127420)
Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work (ISBN: 0-13-008695-9)
Lean Solutions / Womack and Jones
User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development Addison-Wesley Signature Series
Agile Estimating and Planning / Robert C. Martin
Fearless Change / Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns
Test-Driven Development in Microsoft.net
Extreme Programming adventures in C#
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization / Katzenbach & Smith
Software for your Head / McCarthy Peopleware / DeMarco

Local Authors

Joel Adams, The Scurm User's Handbook (zipped Word Doc 100 pgs)
The Scrum User's Handbook.zipped word doc
Agile Maturity Model - Assessment Excel Sheets
Agile Maturity Model website- built by local Sebastian Hermida

Professional Enterprise .Net


Audrey Troutt, Ternary Software, Inc. whitepaper: What every business person needs to know about Agile software development


Other reading lists http://devlicio.us/blogs/billy_mccafferty/archive/2007/11/12/standing-on-the-shoulders-of-giants.aspx

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