Pankaj Saharan

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Learning by Reading in Summer holidays

By Pankaj Saharan | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comment

Hello again! I’m starting my short summer holidays next week with a mini Euro Trip traveling Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm, Oslo and back to Helsinki. It’s a short trip and I’m looking forward for a lot of sunshine :) I’ll be accompanied with my wife and with my friends i.e. books :)

Here is the list of books that I’ve selected for my summer read during and after this trip. They are related with Agile/Lean Software Development and general software development practices/management.  The list goes like this:


1. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Authors: Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts

2. Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders

Author: Jean Tabaka

3. Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play

Author: Luke Hohmann

4.     Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software

Author: Michael T. Nygard

5. Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation

Authors: Jez Humble, David Farley

6. Implementing Lean Software Development: From Concept to Cash

Authors: Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck

7. Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

Authors: Craig Larman, Bas Vodde

8. Agile Project Management with Scrum

Author: Ken Schwaber

9. Agile Coaching

Authors: Rachel Davies, Liz Sedley

I’m looking forward for enjoying a nice, peaceful summer with lots of sunshine complimented with lots of reading, traveling and shopping (yeah, my wife is always excited about it :). And I wish you Happy Summer time as well. Enjoy!

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