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What agile texts do you recommend?
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I am entering the agile world, so I would like to know opinions about books that can help me.
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I would suggest rather then going for any particular book go for YouTube videos or the content available on the internet. The best way you can learn about Agile is by working on the project in Agile mode. Agile is more about practicality rather than the theoretical knowledge. All the theory you will get from Internet as it as tons of .ppt/videos/documents available.
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Walter -

If you want to understand the values & principles, start with the Manifesto itself.

Then, you can go from there to a basic guide such as PMI's Agile Practice Guide.

But, as Pranav indicated, learning about agile is just the first step in a long journey and hands-on experience will be critical.

Kiron
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Stay basic with the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Guide. Then, once you grow with your progression, you will be better equipped to find literature that will then further support your journey.
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You have to take into account Agile is not software domain neither to use a method. If you want to learn Agile then go for Barry Bohem text, Tom Gilb work, and if you like to know about practices in administrating projects go to Mike Cohn or Kenny Rubin work. You can search for Allistar Cockburn Crystal Clear or Scott Ambler DaD. Forget about PMI Practice Guide. That is software only. Just in case you need something related to software then go for Allistar Cockburn, Kent Beck. Do not fall in the trap of the new buzzword.
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I would recommend the following resources:

1- PMI’s Agile Practice Standard
2- PMI-ACP Exam Prep Book by Mike Griffiths

The second resource is a great one, summarize in an excellent manner that will help you understand the core principles of Agile. Even if you are not taking the exam, it is an excellent reference to have.
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Scrum - A Pocket Guide (Gunther Verheyen)
Scrum - The art of doing twice the work in half the time (Jeff Sutherland)
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I dont know that I'd emphasize or focus on just Scrum books or resources. While that is a popular framework, there are alternatives (e.g. continuous flow) which aren't addressed by an iteration driven method
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1 reply by Andrew Craig
Nov 08, 2019 7:41 PM
Andrew Craig
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Kiron is spot on. I did not intend to steer toward Scrum, rather thinking of staying high-level. I rushed my response. I concur with others here with general knowledge books. But I do still stick to my original statement otherwise :)
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PMI's text titled "Agile Practice Guide" (published via Agile Alliance - PMI Global Standard) is worth reviewing. Its format is similar to the PMBOK so it may seem a bit scholastic but it is a good basic framework. Also agree with earlier posts referencing reading the manifesto itself - can't go wrong starting at the beginning!
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Also consider Agile Project Management (2010) by Jim Highsmith.

He was one of 17 co-authors of the Agile Manifesto (as well as previously mentioned Alistair Cockburn and Kent Beck).

I've also heard the Mike Griffiths book is quite good as Rami mentioned.
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Nov 07, 2019 4:45 PM
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I forgot that book. It is a highly recommendable book. The Highsmith book.
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Nov 07, 2019 4:37 PM
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Also consider Agile Project Management (2010) by Jim Highsmith.

He was one of 17 co-authors of the Agile Manifesto (as well as previously mentioned Alistair Cockburn and Kent Beck).

I've also heard the Mike Griffiths book is quite good as Rami mentioned.
I forgot that book. It is a highly recommendable book. The Highsmith book.
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