Welcome to my references page

As I work with people I’m always reference books and slides for various topics. Rather than handing out references piece-meal I am gathering my references in this place for you. I have read or listened to everything here and think there’s some nuggets which could be a help for you too.

You will notice I’m tagging things to identify what type of reference it is. The legend for this is:

(W)ebsite/specific page
(S)lide deck from a presentation I or someone else did

 Slide decks from my presentations

(S) Leading for ChangeTM – at Agile Tour Montreal – Nov 13/15 and GOAT’15 – Nov 23/15

(S) Value: From ‘meh’ to ‘wow’ – Presented at Agile Tour Montreal – Nov 13/15

(S) Lead  yourself first with Responsibility – – Presented at SDEC’14 – Winnipeg, MB – Oct 20/14 and Toronto Agile and Software 2014 – Nov 5/14



(W) Christopher Avery & The Leadership Gift Program® –
(W) The Responsibility Process® Poster (free to download) –
(W) Description of the Control Cycle –
(W) Power & Control Cycle –
(B) #Workout – Jurgen Appelo
(B) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
(B) Talk to Me – Sue Johnston
(B) Behind Closed Doors – Secrets of Great Management – Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby
(B) The Mythical Man Month – Fred Brooks
(B) Teamwork is an individual skill – Christopher Avery
(B) You can’t be serious! – Michael Kerr
(B) The Invisible Gorilla – Daniel Simons
(B) Management 3.0 – Jurgen Appelo
(B) Co-Active Leadership – Karen and Henry Kimsey-House
(B) Turn the Ship Around! – David Marquet
(B) Lift off: Lauching Agile Projects & Teams – Diana Larsen, Ainsley Nies


(B) Co-Active Coaching – Third Edition
(B) Play Your Bigger Game – Rick Tamlyn
(B) Coaching Agile Teams – Lyssa Adkins
(B) Taming your Gremlin – Rick Carson
(B) Igniting the Third Factor – Dr. Peter Jensen


(B) The secrets of consulting – Gerald Weinberg
(B) More secrets of Consulting – Gerald Weinberg

Open Space

(B) Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide – Harrison H. Owen

Lean Change

(B) Lean Change Management – Jason Little
(W) Jason Little –  (you can find a link to buy the book Lean Change Management here)


(B) Agile Testing – Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory


(W) Retrospective Wiki —
(B) Agile Retrospectives – Esther Derby and Diana Larsen

User Stories & Story Writing

(B) User Story Mapping: discover the Whole Story – Jeff Patton and Peter Economy

Methodology – such as Scrum, Kanban, etc


(B) The Art of Agile Development – James Shore
(B) The people’s scrum – Tobias Mayer
(W) The Agile Manifesto —


(W) Scrum Guide –


(B) Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business – David Anderson


(B) Lean Software Development – Mary & Tom Poppendieck
(B) Implementing Lean Software Development – Mary & Tom Popendieck
(B) Lean-Agile Software Development – Alan Shalloway
(B) Value Stream Mapping – Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
(B) Lean Thinking – James Womack and Daniel Jones
(B) Lean Startup – Eric Ries

User Stories & Story Writing

(B) User Stories Applied – Mike Cohn
(B) User Story Mapping – Jeff Patton
(B) Product Management using Scrum – Roman Pitcher
(B) Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis – Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman

Change Management

(B) Fearless Change – Linda Rising
(B) More Fearless Change – Mary Lynn Manns, Linda Rising

Project Management

(B) Agile Estimating and Planning – Mike Cohn
(B) Managing your Project Portfolio – Johanna Rothman
(B) The Software Project Managers Bridge to Agility – Michele Sliger and Stacey Broderick
(B) Agile Project Management with Scrum – Ken Schwaber

Organizational Culture

(B) Organize for Complexity – Niels Pflaeging
(B) Joy, Inc – Richard Sheridan