Here are further resource materials to help you with Lean and Agile: Reference Books and PDFs
Principles of Product Development Flow: “…the dominant paradigm for managing product development is wrong. Not just a little wrong, but wrong to its very core.” So begins Reinertsen in his meticulous examination of today’s product development practices. He carefully explains why invisible and unmanaged queues are the underlying root cause of poor product development performance. He shows why these queues form and how they undermine the speed, quality, and efficiency in product development.
SAFe 4.5 Distilled: Fully updated to include the new innovations in SAFe 4.5, the SAFe® 4.5 Reference Guide is ideal for anyone serious about learning and implementing the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of the scaledagileframework.com knowledge base, the website that thousands of the world’s largest brands turn to for building better software and systems.
In Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS,Craig Larman and Bas Vodde have distilled over a decade of experience in large-scale LeSS adoptions towards a simpler organization that delivers more flexibility with less complexity, more value with less waste, and more purpose with less prescription.
Targeted to anyone involved in large-scale development, Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS,offers straight-to-the-point guides for how to be agile at scale, with LeSS. It will clearly guide you to
Structure a large development organization for customer value
Clarify the role of management and Scrum Master
Define what your product is, and why
Be a great Product Owner
Work with multiple whole-product focused feature teams in one Sprint that produces a shippable product
Coordinate and integrate between teams
Work with multi-site teams
Disciplined Agile Delivery addresses agile practices across the entire lifecycle, from requirements, architecture, and development to delivery and governance. The authors show how these best-practice techniques fit together in an end-to-end process for successfully delivering large, complex systems–from project initiation through delivery.
Scaling agile for mission-critical enterprise endeavors
Avoiding mistakes that drive poorly run agile projects to chaos
Effectively initiating an agile project
Transitioning as an individual to agile
Incrementally building consumable solutions
Deploying agile solutions into complex production environments
Leveraging DevOps, architecture, and other enterprise disciplines
Adapting your governance strategy for agile projects
CASE STUDY: Spotify(click here to download PDF)
Dealing with multiple teams in a product development organization is always a challenge! One of the most impressive examples we’ve seen so far is Spotify, which has kept an agile mindset despite having scaled to over 30 teams across 3 cities. Spotify is a fascinating company that is transforming the music industry. The company has only existed 6 years and already has over 15 million active users and over 4 million paying. The product itself can be likened to “a magical music player in which you can instantly find and play every song in the world”.