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Book on Agile for non-software development

Has anyone discovered a book on Agile written for a non-software development audience?
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Rick Dove`s "Response Ability".

Thank you Sergio I will look for it

Thank you. Unfortunately the book is no longer in print. I'll see if I can get a used copy somewhere.

Currently reading two books from my colleagues that were just published. You can find them on Amazon:

Adaptive Project Management - Andy Silber
Agile Project Management for Mobile Application Development - John Estrella

"Response Ability" could be find into the internet for free. Other book is Jeff Sutherland`s "The art of Doing Twice the Work in Half of Time". I have the possiiblity to make the book`s workshop with Mr. Sutherland. He explain how to use SCRUM in non software products.
@Sergio @Naomi
Thanks for all suggestions
Response Ability is available in eBooks

Agile life - Jimmy Kidaram
1 reply by Catalin Barbu
Jan 13, 2018 3:26 PM
Catalin Barbu
Andrew Stellman, Jennifer Greene Head First Agile A Brain-Friendly Guide to Agile and the PMI-ACP Certification

Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change
William Joiner & Stephen Joseph

Stewart -

I'd double-down on Lidia's recommendation of Agile Life.

I'd also add PMI's new Agile Practice Guide as it does have content relevant to non-technology projects.

I would suggest also reading Eric Ries's The Lean Startup.

Don't neglect soft skills with books like Shawn Achor's The Happiness Advantage, Tony Hsieh's Delivering Happiness, Jurgen Appelo's Managing for Happiness and of course, Greenleaf's Servant Leadership.

Happy reading!


Just to comment. I disagree with Kiron. The new PMIĀ“s Agile Practice Guide is not relevant to non-technology projects. In fact, it was created with the Agile Alliance and the Agile Alliance is software oriented. When you read the guide, if you have experience in Agile implemented in software, you will understand.
1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Jan 12, 2018 5:48 PM
Kiron Bondale
Sergio -

While it was created with the Agile Alliance, the PMI input into it definitely does show non-technology DNA. Case in point is page 23 - the example they have provided is construction-related.

Chapter 4 is domain neutral as well - it focuses on the people aspects of agile.

Once we get into Chapter 5, there are certainly technology practices referenced but even many of those are presented without a focus on software.

Chapter 6 is 100% non-technology as it looks at organization enablers.

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