There's a project and it needs your input.
There doesn't seem to be a "Geekus Con Livus, Agile Evangelist Reading List" and there needs to be.
Also, about a year ago I had a thought for a way for a group of people to quickly and easily generate a reading list. I call it "The Reading List Game"(tm) [Tell your friends you heard it from Malcolm]
Hmmmm, maybe these 2 ideas could be put together and I wouldn't have to do any real work, while at the same time, letting a ton of people show everyone else how bright and well read they are.
Also, I've been wanting to try an idea I'm calling "The Reading List Game(tm)"
Both Jeff Atwood
and Scott Hanselman
have both got developer book list recommendations, but no one has asked the Agile Community what they thing an Agile Evangelist should be reading.
Here's how you play The Reading List Game(tm)
you get 10 votes and you can submit between 1 and 10 books.
Distribute the 10 points any way you want to.
You have until Friday, June 13th 2008 to get your votes it
At which point I'll total the points and print the results
Here's my voting.
3 "Corps Business: The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines" by David H. Freedman
(If I had to put only one book on a list about Agile Development, this would be it. 5 used copies are available for $1.25 (+ $3.99 shipping and handling) over at amazon right now, get them while they're hot)
2 "Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide" by Craig Larman
(chalk full of hard data for that bottom line manager in your life, this one is a close second to Corps Business)
1 "Agile Project Management with Scrum" by Ken Schwaber
(I'm a Certified Scrum Professional, you knew it was going to be on the list.
1 "Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit" by Mary and Tom Poppendieck
(Why does Toyota keep eating Ford's lunch?)
1 "Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash" by Mary and Tom Poppendieck
(I had to put a couple in to answer the "how do you do it?" question)
1 "Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World" by Venkat Subramaniam and Andy Hunt
(Don't bother trying to explain to developers that programming is really applied philosophy, have someone else do that)
1 "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great" by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen
(Saying that you should do retrospectives is much easier than facilitating retrospectives)
Don't forget to tell your friends you heard about "The Reading List Game"
from Malcolm at Geekus Con Livus