Top Books We Recommend:

Agile Project Management with Scrum
, by Ken Schwaber.  Largely in the form of stories (patterns), with lessons learned. Many people love this way of learning. The Scrum rules at the end are a nice distillation.

Agile Software Development with SCRUM, by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle. This book takes a different approach to explaining Scrum, which may appeal to various business styles.

User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development (The Addison-Wesley Signature Series), by Mike Cohn. Great book on user stories, and other topics related to Scrum and XP.

Agile Estimating and Planning, by Mike Cohn. Another great book on this subject. Mike adds lots of tips about how to make a project run better.

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization, Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith. This book does many things, one of which is provide evidence that teams are actually smarter than one individual. Scrum is a team sport, and it important than everyone understand what that means.


Top Articles We Recommend:

The New New Product Development Game
by Takeuchi and Nonaka

Leading Fearless Change by Manns and Rising

Rolling out Agile at a Large Enterprise by Gabrielle Benefield

The Concept of “Ba” by Nonaka and Konno

Scrum and CMMI – Going from Good to Great by Jakobsen and Sutherland.


Top Blogs We Recommend:

Scrum Log
 by Jeff Sutherland. An excellent source, from the co-creator of Scrum.

Esther Derby Associates, Inc. by Esther Derby

Succeeding With Agile by Mike Cohn

Crisp’s Blog by Henrik Kniberg

Partnership and Possibilities by Diana Larsen

Steve Denning- Radical Management by Steve Denning


Top Forums:

Scrum Development Yahoo Group
– Lots of good discussion goes on, you will find posts from the best in the business. Even us.

Agile Project Management Lots of great Scrum and Agile people here.

Lean Software Development Great discussions of Scrum, Agile and Lean software development.

AgileBusiness  Good discussions of things more from the Product Owner viewpoint and the business side.

Extreme Programming Great discussions of Extreme Programming, which is essential to effect Scrum in software development.


Top Videos We Recommend:

Ken Schwaber on Scrum
.  GoogleTalk. 1 hour.

Esther Derby & Diana Larsen on Agile Retrospectives. GoogleTalk.  50 minutes.

Jeff Sutherland on Scrum Tuning. GoogleTalk.  1 hour.

Jeff Sutherland on Self-Organization. GoogleTalk. 1.5 hours.

Jeff Sutherland on Hyperproductive Distributed Scrum. GoogleTalk. 1.5 hours.


Top Websites We Recommend:

Ken Schwaber’s site
– An excellent source from the co-creator of Scrum.

Agile Alliance – The site where the many strands of Agile come together.  Especially note the list of articles.

Scrum Alliance – The site for Certified ScrumMasters, Certified Scrum Product Owners, Certified Scrum Professionals, and others interested in Scrum.

Mike Cohn’s site – This site has a lot of excellent, practical advice. Very down to earth. Many good articles and presentations.

Agile Manifesto –  See the Agile Principles, and a description of how it came to be written. We are grateful for the courage of these pioneers.