Kanban Change Leadership: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement - Klaus Leopold, Siegfried Kaltenecker - excellent explanation and development of Kanban ideas and reality.
Kanban Maturity Model – David Anderson, Teodora Bozheva - hot off the press exploration of understanding Kanban evolution and maturity. Download some free stuff from the main KMM site including ebooks and large format diagram of model.
Essential Upstream Kanban - Patrick Steyaert - what to do about the work and product/service development that happens before you start your delivery and release journey.
Okaloa Flowlab - more advanced kanban simulation exploring the other, important areas of the ideas-to-release continuum.
getKanban game - excellent simulation of Kanban using appdev/technology board. Introduces important situational learnings applicable to all Kanban.
Featureban kanban simulation - cost-effective kanban game
Kanban from the Inside: Understand the Kanban Method, connect it to what you already know, introduce it with impact - Mike Burrows, Luke Hohmann - Kanban values, principles, etc. looking inside out.
Product and Service Capability
This section is a combination of Product Ownership competency, Product Development/Ideation/Innovation approaches and finally effective ways to organize and orchestrate a Product Development lifecycle.
Jobs to be Done (JTBD) – is an product innovation approach that shapes a product by asking - what jobs is the customer hiring this product for? It is a very focused and systematic process…but realizes/develops better products than simply guessing. Main person doing this for over 20 years is Tony Ulwick.
Lean Startup - Eric Ries - Lean Startup – how do you structure a company process to survive as a startup? Includes product development using customer feedback loops, but also startup management concepts. It’s actually where term MVP came from. Check out the lean startup site.
Essential Upstream Kanban - Patrick Steyaert - free book if you give some info. Discusses what to do about the work and product/service development that happens before you start your delivery and release journey.
Business Agility Institute - website - org launched at Business Agility conference March 2018. Reflects the growing interest and experimentation with Agile mindset in business outside of the traditional tech stronghold.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox - 30 years and going strong. One of the original business novels/stories. Fortunate to have been exposed to the Theory of Constraints and this book by my first coach back in 2004...
The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions - Mary and Tom Poppendieck - one of the best Lean mindset books around. Shares mindset through case studies.
Agile coaching framework – Agile Coaching Institute’s competency and domain framework serves as a True North for anyone wanting to move beyond good coaching to great coaching!
Coaching Agile Teams – Lyssa Adkins - if you can't attend a bootcamp or competency courses offered by ACI, this gives you basic guidance
InspireMe! card deck – Lyssa Adkins - inspirational cards and exercises to brighten your day and reinforce key attitudinal coaching stances
Agile Coaching - Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley - more focused on how to help teams implement Agile practices effectively
Co-Active Coaching, 3th Edition: Changing Business, Transforming Lives - Karen Kimsey House, et. al.: - seminal work on coaching as a partnering competency
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, 2nd Ed - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny - I remember attending a McGraw Hill book launch presentation for their 1st edition. A little long, but good to get some things for those inevitable gnarly talks.
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, 2nd Ed - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny - Followup to previous resource. I actually liked the original title "Crucial Confrontations" a little more. Some ways to deal with the consequences of not having Crucial Conversations initially.
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully – Gerald Weinberg - key things to understand that will make your coaching life more fulfilling and successful
Facilitating with Ease: Core Skills for Facilitators, Team Leaders and Members, Managers, Consultants, and Trainers, 4th Ed - Ingrid Bens - the classic on facilitation skills
Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders - Jean Tabaka - great book to help understand how to develop better collaborative dynamics both within and around your teams.
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great - Esther Derby, Diana Larsen - Retros are essential meetings for Lean-Agile. Find out ways to keep purposeful, fresh, unboring by reading this book and research the volumes of approaches that the community has developed.
Training from the Back of the Room - Sharon Bowman - want to break free from your "Death by Powerpoint?" tired of being the "Sage on Stage?" Want your attendees to be engaged and actually learn something? Work through this book or better yet, try the 2-day class!
The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of the Business Narrative – Steve Denning - interesting discussion about how to use storytelling as a way to convey ideas and introduce change.