Over the past years I have collected some excellent books on Organizational Change, Culture, LEAN and Agile. Here is some of my reading list. It’s by no means exhaustive, but a good start. I’ll be adding more books soon. Click on each list item for more information.
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- Riding the Waves of Culture – required reading for anyone who works with large internationally distributed organizations.
- Eastern Religions – I especially like the section devoted to Confucianism. If you do any work in Asia, you need to read this.
- The Geography of Thought – How Asians and Westerners think differently
Organizational Change and Business Culture:
- Leading Teams – Excellent thinking on how to build high-performance teams.
- Servant Leadership – teaches us how to lead in an Agile world, and in life.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – teaches us about the necessary steps to achieving trusting, high-performance teams
- The Mythical Man Month – a classic on large and complex product development.
- Fearless Change – the title says it all.
- Critical Chain – if you want to get LEAN and develop a culture of impediment removal, this is a good place to start.
- Theory of Constraints – by the same author as Critical Chain – all about Continuous Improvement and how to do it.
- Leading Change – a must-read for anyone involved in Organizational Transformation
- The Toyota Way – Operational Excellence and the thinking that makes it happen.
- The Toyota Production System – a practical guide to LEAN with tools you can use starting now.
- Agile Estimating and Planning – for anyone planning Agile releases using Scrum – required reading.
- Scrum and XP from the Trenches – a practical and useful guide for new and experienced Agilists.