Nine Useful Agile Resources

New customers and partners often ask our consultants for recommendations of good sources of introductory information on Agile practices and Agile methodology – so we thought it might be useful to list of some of our favorites. Feel free to add your faves!

In no particular order:

  1. Jutta Eckstein’s book – Agile Development in the Large
  2. Mitch Lacey & Associates – for their Blog + PDF Decks
  3. Juergen Appelo’s blog “Noop.nl
  4. James Shore’s Blog “The Art of Agile
  5. Google Tech Talks: Elisabeth Hendrickson on Agile Testing
  6. Craig Larman’s book “Agile & Iterative Development
  7. Dan North’s Blog “Introducing BDD
  8. James Bach’s resources (blog, book, pdf & articles) on Exploratory Testing
  9. Last but not least, our very own Rodrigo Coutinho’s video on “The Secret of Agile Speed”

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Michel Ozzello

Although he's been working in Marketing for the past decade or so, Michel is still a geeky Software Engineer at heart. He tries to fit technology in every bit of marketing activity he does - from SEO to websites and digital advertising.


João Gomes

A good book on transitioning to Agile – http://www.sligerconsulting.com/resources/books/

Ed Suyer

Yo – Miguel, check out this one

If you are using or planning on using SCRUM, check this great site with lots of useful resources:
For example you may find a nice SCRUM terms reference at http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/39-glossary-of-scrum-terms

lot’s of good resources including online scrum book at


Nice new SCRUM tool available here http://www.imeta.co.uk/Consultancy/Agility.aspx

My favorite book, by far, is “Scrum and XP from the Trenches,” by Henrik Kniberg (http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/scrum-xp-from-the-trenches).

Ruud Hochstenbach

Two books that I can recommend are:
• Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn (http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Estimating-Planning-Mike-Cohn/dp/0131479415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253383635&sr=1-1 )
• User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn (http://books.google.com/books?id=SvIwuX4SVigC&dq=User+Stories+Applied&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=nl&ei=Wx21SpqzCYPe-Qan4cHrCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4#v=onepage&q=&f=false )

William Mercado

Here is a book I recommend because of its detail coverage of not only the principles but also the detail practice of managing iterative projects.:
Managing Iterative Software Development Project by Kurt Bittner and Ian Spence

Excellent post and information. I’m going to pass this along in my blog today.

Carmina Befus

*Enjoyed every bit of your post.Much thanks again. Want more.

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