Our first five recommendations.
Ken Schwaber’s site – An excellent source from the co-creator of Scrum.
Jeff Sutherland’s site
– Also an excellent source, from the other
co-creator of Scrum. In a blog format.
Agile Alliance – The site where the many strands of Agile come together.
Scrum Alliance – The site for Certified ScrumMasters.
Mike Cohn’s site – This site has a lot of excellent, practical advice. Very down to earth. Many good articles and presentations.
Agile Manifesto – This is the Agile Manifesto pf 2001. On a link you can also see the Agile Principles, and a description of how the manifesto (not my favorite word) came to be written. We are grateful for the courage of these pioneers.
For additional websites, see here:
Ron Jeffries' site – This is a great site for XP and related Agile advice.
WikiWikiWeb – This is the site of the original wiki. Wikis were invented by Ward Cunningham. He and and now others have created this site. Ward remains one of the three key proponents of XP. The site is known as WikiWikiWeb or Ward’s Wiki.
Ward’s Wiki – This is the page on Ward’s Wiki where Ward Cunningham (I think) provides his roadmap to XP. Do look around the wiki. Lots of interesting stuff.
About Wikis – Well, if you must know more about wikis, start here.
Wikipedia site – This is a site you probably heard about before you knew what a wiki was. Pretty darn good encyclopedia. Great example of a wiki.
Scrum Development Yahoo Group – Where lots of good discussion goes on. You will find posts from the best in the business. Even us.
Agile Advice – Here is a blog, mainly from Mishkin Berteig, with lots of good advice about, well, agile.
Jim Highsmith – Jim Highsmith is one of the originators of the Agile Manifesto. Great thinking about Agile and running projects.
Sanjiv Augustine – Sanjiv has written a good book about Agile Project Management. This is his site.
Martin Fowler – Martin Fowler is a very bright guy, with much to say. This is a link to his web article on "the new methodology" (namely, agile). Recently updated. Look around also.
The Poppendiecks – Mary and Tom Poppendieck are leaders in Lean Software Development, which some might call a flavor of agile. Brings in many of the ideas of Lean, Lean Manufacturing, and the Toyota Production System. While developed fairly independently of agile, Lean is remarkably similar. Gives you new insights into why agile works.
Norm Kerth – This man has some great insights on Retrospectives. Here is his Prime Directive.
Scrum Reference Card – There are several like this. This one’s pretty good.
William Wake – He has some great information and suggestions. I like his Scrum on one page, for example. He has many other useful ideas.
Brian Marick – Brian has great ideas about testing on an agile project. This is his site.
Rachel Davies – This is Rachel Davies blog. You will find her comments wise and humane.
Esther Derby – Esther has excellent ideas about making teams more effective and about Agile Retrospectives. This is her blog.
Diana Larsen – Diana has wonderful ideas about making teams more effective, and, again, about Agile Retrospectives. Esther and Diana often work together. This is her blog, called Partnership & Possibilities.