Jan 19th, 2019

ICP-CAT Books List


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As coaching is a journey for both coach and coachee, here is the list of recommended books the Coach can read to sharpen her / his skills. This book selection is a limited set from countless books on the Coaching domain. Sincere apology in advance if important books are missed out in the list (unknown to us) or your favorite book is missing :) Feel free to provide your list of recommendation so that we can keep this list healthy


This is the list of recommended books for the ICP CAT participants to read and enrich their knowledge about different aspects which help them to be better Leaders. The books are grouped under categories and the categories are ordered in the alphabetical order


# Book Name Author
1 Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great Ken Schwaber, Diana Larsen, Esther Derby
2 User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development Mike Cohn
3 Impact Mapping GojkoAdzic
4 Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams Jeff Gothelf
5 Agile Competitors and Virtual Organizations: Strategies for Enriching the Customer Steven L. Goldman Roger N Nigel, Kenneth Preiss
6 Agile Software Requirements Dean Leffingwell
7 The Power of Servant Leadership Robert Greenleaf

Agile Coaching:

# Book Name Author
8 Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition Lyssa Adkins
9 Training from the back of the room Sharon L Browman

Agile Estimation:

# Book Name Author
10 Agile Estimating and Planning Mike Cohn


# Book Name Author
11 Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results Mike Rother
12 Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit Tom Poppendieck; Mary Poppendieck
13 The Goal Eliyahu M Goldratt
14 The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development Donald G Reinertsen
15 The Lean Machine Dantar P. Oosterwal
16 Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
17 Lean Product and Process Development Allen Ward and Durward Sobek II
18 Toyota Production System: Beyond Large Scale Production Taiichi Ohno
19 Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno Takehiko Harada

Leadership / Management:

# Book Name Author
20 Management 3.0 Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders Jurgen Appelo
21 Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition Tom DeMarco; Tim Lister
22 The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Patrick M. Lencioni
23 Leading Apple With Steve Jobs: Management Lessons From a Controversial Genius Jay Elliot
24 The Steve Jobs Way:iLeadership for a New Generation Jay Elliot; William L. Simon
25 Switch: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD Chip Heath and Dan Heath
27 The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education Edward Deming
28 Out of the Crisis Edward Deming
29 The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles from the Father of Quality Diana Deming Cahill, Joyce Orsini, W.Edwards Deming
30 The New New Product Development Game: https://hbr.org/1986/01/the-new-new-product-development-game Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka
31 Influence Robert Cialdini
32 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People R. Stephen Covey
33 Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us Daniel H Pink
34 Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Heidi Grant Halvorson
35 Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
36 OUTLIERS Malcolm Gladwell
38 Zero to One Peter Thiel
39 Tribal Leadership Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright
40 How to measure anything: Finding the value of Intangibles in Business Douglas Hubbard
41 The Lean Startup Eric Reis
42 The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win Steve Blank
43 The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership Richard Branson
44 Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant Kim
45 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change Charles Duhigg
46 Death by Meeting : A Leadership Fable . . . About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business Patrick Lencioni
47 Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team Jurgen Appelo
48 Creativity Inc Ed Catmull
49 Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World Brian J. Robertson
50 Leading Change John P Kotter
51 The Machine That Changed the World James P. Womack,‎ Daniel T. Jones,‎ Daniel Roos
52 The Art of Public Speaking Dale Carnegie
53 How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie
54 The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success Rich Karlgaard
55 The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function Justin Roff-Marsh
56 Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution Tom Peters
57 In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies Thomas J. Peters,‎ Robert H. Waterman Jr.
58 When Daniel Pink
59 Powerful Patty McCord
60 Great at Work Morten Hansen
61 Rise and Grind Daymond John
62 The Culture Code Daniel Coyle
63 Big Potential Shawn Achor
64 Endure Alex Hutchinson
65 The CEO Next Door Elena Botelho and Kim Powell
66 Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone Satya Nadella
67 The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell
68 Managing for Excellence David L. Bradford and Allan R. Cohen
69 The Effective Executive Peter Drucker
70 The essential Drucker Peter Drucker
71 Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency Tom DeMarco
72 The Mythical Man-Month Fred Brooks
73 Good to Great Jim Collins
74 Nonviolent Communication Marshall Rosenberg
75 Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace.
76 The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan
77 What Got You Here Won't Get You There Marshall Goldsmith

Scaling Framework:

# Book Name Author
78 SAFe® 4.0 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering Dean Leffingwell


# Book Name Author
79 The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook Stacia Viscardi
80 Agile Software Development with SCRUM Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle

Technical Mastery:

# Book Name Author
81 Clean Code A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship Robert C. Martin
82 Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation, Video Enhanced Edition Jez Humble; David Farley
83 The Phoenix Project Kevin Behr; Gene Kim; George Spafford
84 Imeplementation Patterns Kent Beck
85 Test Driven Development: By Example Kent Beck
86 Extreme Programming Explained Kent Beck
87 Extreme Programing Explained: Embrace Change, Second Edition Kent Beck
88 The DevOps Hand Book Patrick Debois; Gene Kim; Jez Humble; John Willis
89 Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley Antonio Garcia Martinez

Thought Provoking:

# Book Name Author
90 Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
91 Thinking, Fast and slow Daniel Kahneman
92 A whole new mind: Moving from Information Age to Conceptual Age Daniel H Pink
93 Out of Minds: learning to be creative Ken Robinson
94 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything Ken Robinson
95 MASTERY Robert Greene
96 BOLD Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
97 Tomorrowland Steven Kotler
99 BORN STANDING UP Steve Martin
100 Quiet Susan Cain
101 ANTIFRAGILE Nassim Taleb
102 MINDSET Carol Dweck
103 Applied Imagination Alex Osborn
104 Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life Kabat-Zinn, J
105 The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions Kenji Kawakami
106 Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery Scott Kelly
107 When breath becomes air Paul Kalanithi
108 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
109 Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

Website Details:

# Website Details For
1 Scaled Agile Frameworks: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/ https://less.works/ https://blog.crisp.se/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/SpotifyScaling.pdf SAFe LeSS Spotify
2 https://www.icagile.com/ ICAgile
3 https://www.scrumalliance.org/ Scrum Alliance
4 https://www.scrum.org/ Scrum Org
5 https://coachfederation.org/ International Coach Federation
6 http://www.reinventingorganizations.com/ Reinventing Organizations


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