I get questions from people wanting to know what resources to read to learn more about Agile and/or Scrum, and I've wanted to compile a list of online materials to answer those questions. But the truth is, I don't know where to draw the line--I read a lot, and I've been reading a lot for a couple of years now. Part of Agile is continuous improvement, and I think that includes staying current while understanding the whats and whys of the past. Honestly, I don't know what a bare minimum reading list looks like, but I do know what are good sources of information available online.
Stuff I definitely recommend reading:
Good sources of information:
- Mike Cohn's blog (good for day-to-day scrum info, particularly user stories, planning, and estimating)
- Esther Derby's blog (good for the management and human side of Agile)
- Johanna Rothman's blog (continually evolving in its focus and all-around good stuff)
- Ken Schwaber's blog (the history and nuances of Scrum, and some of its future direction)
- Roman Pichler's blog (good for Product Owner related info)
I suggest reading as much of those blogs as possible--even going back and reading older posts. And I'd love to hear what I'm missing from the list!