Agile and Lean Development Conference Resources 2014

This week I attended the annual Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference. This is the third time I have attended,1Here’s the post for last year’s Agile/Lean Conference. and IMHO, it was the best by far. The conference was better arranged, having a basic day, an advanced day, and a day of keynotes with industry experts. For the first time, Intel invited members of the community.

Throughout the conference, I took a bunch of notes. These are some of the resources mentioned in the classes and keynotes I attended.

I record them here so I can find them later. Maybe they’ll be useful for you, too.


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Agile and Lean Development Conference Bookshelf

Intel held its annual Agile and Lean Development Conference earlier this week. I and many in my team attended. Most of us attended last year, but we pulled in a couple more this year.

We’re excited about the changes we’ll make re how we get stuff done.

Here are a few of the books and resources mentioned in the sessions I attended.

ISBN is 0132319845 It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations by J. Stewart Black and Hal Gregersen.

ISBN is 1892538407 Ready, Set, Dominate: Implement Toyota’s Set-based Learning for Developing Products and Nobody Can Catch You by Michael N. Kennedy and Kent Harmon.

ISBN is 0321150783 Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck.

ISBN is 1935401009 The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen.

ISBN is 0307887898 The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.

ISBN is 9781934109137 Lean Product and Process Development by Allen C. Ward.

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Do you have other books or resources you’d recommend on Agile or Lean development?

AgilePalooza Reading List

It’s Friday the 13th — what better way to spend it than attending AgilePalooza? I added to my reading list today.

ISBN is 0201745763 Michael Tardiff of SolutionsIQ gave me his business card with Pair Programming Illuminated by Laurie Williams and Robert Kessler written on the back. Oh, and a comment like, “Very illuminating.” One more book for my to-read list.

ISBN is 0345341848 Alex Sloley tweeted Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse.

ISBN is 0470548681 Dr. Ahmed Sidky recommended The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century by Stephen Denning at AgilePalooza.

ISBN is 0307887898 I learned about The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries at Intel’s 2012 Agile Conference. It was recommended again in an open space session at AgilePalooza.

I added these books to my interesting books page. Do you have a favorite Agile book to recommend to me?

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Agile is a major component. Useful links:

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