Articles We Recommend
Jeff Sutherland articles:
Scrum and CMMI – Going from Good to Great by Jakobsen and Sutherland. Systematic.
Mature Agile with a twist of CMMI by Carsten Ruseng Jakobsen, Kent Aaron Johnson. Systematic.
Take No Prisoners by Sutherland and Altman
Shock Therapy by Sutherland, Downey and Granvik
Scrum in Church by Rev. Arlene Conan Sutherland, Jeff Sutherland and Christine Hegarty
Fully Distributed Scrum by Sutherland, Schoonheim, N. Kumar, V. Pandey, S. Vishal
Scrum and CMMI Level 5: The Magic Potion for Code Warriors (Systematic) by Jeff Sutherland, Ph.D., Carsten Ruseng Jakobsen and Kent Johnson
Distributed Scrum: Agile Project Management with Outsourced Development Teams HICSS 2007. Sutherland et al.
Fully Distributed Scrum: The Secret Sauce for Hyperproductive Offshored Development Teams Sutherland, Schoonheim, Rusternburg and Rijk
Teams That Finish Early Accelerate Faster by Sutherland, Harrison, Riddle.
Articles by Ken Schwaber:
Controlled-Chaos+Software+Development TBH, I do not know the author(s) for sure. I believe Ken Schwaber is the lead author. I obtained this article from Schwaber’s old website, controlchaos.com. I also believe that Jeff Sutherland and others contributed notably. I understand this to be the famous article submitted at the OOPSLA conference in 1995.
Takeuchi and Nonaka articles:
The Concept of “Ba” by Nonaka and Konno.
SECI, Ba and Leadership: a Uni®ed Model of Dynamic Knowledge Creation by Ikujiro Nonaka, Ryoko Toyama and Noboru Konno
See also the HBR articles below.
Leading Fearless Change by Manns and Rising.
Rolling out Agile at a Large Enterprise Excellent article by Gabrielle Benefield at Yahoo!
Want Better Software? Just Ask by Mike Cohn
The Servant as Leader by Robert Greenleaf
Software Engineering: An idea whose time has come and gone? by Tom DeMarco
Enterprise Scrum (w/epilog) by Dan Greening
Planning Poker or How to avoid analysis paralysis while release planning by James Grenning. Nice discussion of planning poker, and why.
How To Make The Whole Organization Agile by Stephen Denning. Good overview of Steve’s thoughts, with links to his excellent blog posts.
Using Scrum in Global Software Development by Hossain, Babar, Paik
What is of value to your customer by John Kelly and Steven Male
Scaling Agile Development by Larman and Vodde
The Five Business Value Commandments by Chris Matts and Andy Pols
Experiences with Defect Prevention by R. G. Mays, C. L. Jones, G. J. Holloway, D. P. Studinski
The Product Champion by Linda Rising
Ssh! We are adding a process… by Mark Striebeck, Google Inc.
Knowledge-Worker Productivity by Peter Drucker. Dr. Drucker originated the idea of knowledge workers. Key to our field. This article addresses some of the implications of that idea.
The Basics of Scrum I believe this is by Jeff Sutherland, or mainly by him.
More articles: https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/
Articles about Team Collocation:
Rapid Software Development Through Team Collocation by Teasley, Covi, Krishnan, Olson
How Does Radical Collocation Help a Team Succeed? by Teasley, Covi, Krishnan, Olson
Other Agile documents:
waterfall This is the Dr. Royce paper that defined waterfall. Note that he says “it is inherently risky and subject to failure.” No wonder it was so hard. And notice that we never did waterfall the way he told us to.
Work on One Project A slide to convince people to do less task-switching. Originated, I think, by Henrik Kniberg.
Generic Iteration Backlog2.xls Basic Scrum “tool” by Joe Little.
AppendixFebruary2011.doc Fearless Change Patterns, from Mary Lynn Manns’ and Linda Risings’ book: Fearless Change.
Harvard Business Review Articles:
(see HBR.org. Cost about $7-9 per article.)
The New New Product Development Game by Takeuchi and Nonaka. Essential for Scrum.
One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees by Frederick Herzberg. This is a classic. Everyone should know this article.
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John Kotter. Again, a classic.
The Knowledge-Creating Company by Nonaka (Cf the book with the same title by Takeuchi and Nonaka)
The Contradictions that Drive Toyota’s Success by Takeuchi and others. (Cf the book Extreme Toyota by Takeuchi and others)
Six Myths of Product Development by Thomke and Reinertsen. I love this article.
The Discipline of Teams by Katzenbach and Smith. The article. They also wrote a book with the same title.