More Information on Agile – Agile Productivity Unleashed, 2nd Edition


The following are general, methodology-specific and practice-specific Agile sources that you can refer to for further information:

General information on Agile

Agile Alliance:

Agile: An Executive Guide – Real results from IT budgets, Jamie Lynn Cooke, IT Governance Publishing (2011):

AgileCanberra forum:

Agile Connection:

AgileKiwi – Practical Agile Software Development:

Agile Manifesto:

Alistair Cockburn:

Everything you want to know about Agile – How to get Agile results in a less-than-agile organization, Jamie Lynn Cooke, IT Governance Publishing (2012):

Fundamentals of Agile Project Management: An Overview (Technical Manager’s Survival Guides), Gonçalves M, Heda R, ASME Press (2010):

The New Methodology

The Power of the Agile Business Analyst, Jamie Lynn Cooke, IT Governance Publishing (2012):

Start with Trust, Start with a Retrospective, Stevens P, Agile Software Development (2008):

User Story Discussion:

Specific Agile methodologies


A Practical Guide to Seven Agile Methodologies, Coffin R, Lane D: Part one:; Part two:


Scrum Alliance:

Glossary of Scrum Terms, Szalvay V, Scrum Alliance, Inc. (2007):

Scrum and Agile Presentations by Mike Cohn of Mountain Goat Software (various dates):


What is DSDM? Clifton M, Dunlap J (2003):

DSDM Explained, Davies R, JAOO (2004):


An Overview of FDD™ – Web Development Methodology:

Feature-Driven Development™ (FDD™) and Agile Modeling, Ambler S W:


Common Questions Organizations Ask About Lean Manufacturing, Keberdle CF, Lean Solutions Group, LLC (2008):

Lean Principles, Kilpatrick J, Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (2003):

Lean Primer, Larman C & Vodde B (2009):

Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are Not the Point, Poppendieck.LLC (2009):

Running Agile: A Practitioner’s View to Lean and Agile:


eXtreme Programming™: a gentle introduction:


Kanban (overview):

Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both, Kniberg H and Skarin M (2010):


IBM Rational Unified Process® (RUP®):

Agile Modeling and the Rational Unified Process® (RUP®):


Essential Practices:


The Agile Unified Process (AUP):


Crystal methodologies:

Industry research on Agile

6th Annual State of Agile Development Survey 2011, VersionOne:

The state of application development in enterprises and SMBs: business data services North America and Europe, Stone J, Database and Network Journal (April 1st 2007):

Selected Agile case studies

Agile Coaching in British Telecom, Meadows L and Hanly S (2006):

Rolling out Agile in a Large Enterprise, Benefield G, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (2008):

Information on TQM and KAIZEN

Total Quality Management (TQM) – An Integrated Approach to Quality and Continuous Improvement, Kotelnikov V (last updated January 27th 2011)

KAIZEN – The Japanese Strategy for Continuous Improvement, Kotelnikov V (last updated November 9th 2010):

Cost/benefit calculation resources

Activity-Based Costing (ABC), (2005):

Cost Reduction Potential, Tyner Blain (2006):

Other industry resources

BPMN Information:

BPMS Watch: Ten Tips for Effective Process Modeling, Silver B, (2008):