Book List

Here are some books recommended by members of the Balanced Team Group. They cross a variety of disciplines and methodologies. Think something should be added? Let us know in the comments!

User-Centered Agile Method
by Hugh Beyer

Four Steps to the Epiphany
by Steven Gary Blank

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development
by Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits

The Back of the Napkin
by Dan Roam

Unfolding the Napkin, The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures
by Dan Roam

101 Things I Learned In Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick

Agile Software Development with Scrum
by Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle
The book that formalized Scrum.

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change
by Kent Beck
The book that formalized XP. Both the first and second editions should be read – they’re interestingly different.

Implementing Lean Software Development and Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit
by Mary & Tom Poppendieck
Early books that really looked into applying lean concepts in a software context.

by David Andersan

One Comment

  1. With the possible (and I heighten “possible”) exception of Hugh Beyer’s book, no UX books appear on this list.

    Where are

    The Design of Everyday Things
    A Project Guide to UX Design
    The User is Always Right
    The Elements of User Experience Design
    Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
    Mobile First
    100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

    The current list is highly developer centric. Let’s get some texts on the list that are people centric.

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