Certified Scrum Product Owner Course Resources

The page contains various resources intended for participants in ScrumCenter GmbH Certified Scrum Product Owner courses.

An Agile and Lean Bibliography

Here is a list of Scrum, Agile and related books that we recommend:

Leadership and Management

  • Appelo, J., 2010, Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, Addison-Wesley.
  • Coens, T. & Jenkins, M., 2002. Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and What to Do Instead, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • Kotter, J., 1996. Leading Change, Mcgraw-Hill.
  • Lencioni, P., 2002. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Olson, Edwin E. & Eoyang, Glenda H., 2001. Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Pink, D., 2009. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Hardcover.
  • Poppendiek, M. & Poppendiek, T., 2009. Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point, Addison-Wesley.
  • Schwarz, R., 1994. The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers and Coaches, Jossey Bass.
  • Snowden, D. & Boone, M. A Leader's Framework for Decision Making. Harvard Business Review, November 2007.
  • Takeuchi, H. & Nonaka, I., 1986. The new new product development game, Harvard Business Review, January-February 1986.
  • Womack, J. & Jones, T., 2003. Lean Thinking - Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Free Press.

Agile and Scrum

  • Cohn, M., 2004. User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development, Addison Wesley.
  • Cohn, M., 2005. Agile Estimating and Planning, Prentice Hall.
  • Cohn, M., 2009. Succeeding with Agile - Software Development using Scrum, Addison Wesley.
  • Derby, E. & Larsen, D., 2006. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great, The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
  • Gloger, B., 2008. Scrum. Produkte zuverlässig und schnell entwickeln, Hanser.
  • Krebs, J., 2008, Agile Portfolio Management, Microsoft Press.
  • Pichler, R., 2007. Scrum - Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen, dpunkt.verlag.
  • Pichler, R. 2010. Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products That Customers Love, Addison-Wesley.

Agile Architecture and Development

  • Beck, K., 2003. Test-Driven Development By Example, Addison-Wesley.
  • Belshee, A., 2005. Promiscuous Pairing and Beginner's Mind: Embrace Inexperience, Proceedings of the Agile Development Conference, pages 125-131, IEEE Computer Society. http://svn.arlim.org/arlo_papers/Promiscuous%20pairing/Agile%202005/paper.doc
  • Coplien, J. & Bjørnvig, G., 2010. Lean Architecture - for Agile Software Development, John Wiley & Sons.
  • Feathers, M., 2007. Working Effectively with Legacy Code, Prentice Hall.
  • Fowler, M., 1999. Refactoring – Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley.
  • Freeman, S. & Pryce, N., 2009. Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided By Tests, Addison-Wesley.
  • Grenning, J.W., 2010. Test Driven Development for Embedded C, The Pragmatic Bookshelf.
  • Kerievsky, J., 2004. Refactoring to Patterns, Addison-Wesley.
  • Koskela, L., 2007. Test Driven: TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers, Manning Publications.
  • Martin, R.C., 2008. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship, Prentice Hall.
  • Meszaros, G., 2007. xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code, Prentice Hall.
  • Olsen, P.R., 2009. For Writing Software a Buddy System, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/jobs/20pre.html?_r=2, The New York Times.
  • Wake, W.C., 2003. Refactoring Workbook, Addison-Wesley.
  • Westphal, F., 2005. Testgetriebene Entwicklung mit JUnit & FIT, dpunkt.verlag.
  • Williams, L., 2002. Pair Programming Illuminated. Addison-Wesley.


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