Post A-CSM Recommended Resources

Many of the following are references that our A-CSM material is based on. Whilst participants are not expected to be familiar with these prior to the course, these are our most highly recommended resources for their respective topics for those interested in going deeper after the training.

Facilitation

Top book recommendation (the main reference for our A-CSM and CSP-SM material on facilitation):

Kaner, Sam. et al. Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making . 3rd ed. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2015. Print.

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Third Edition

Sub-topic: remote facilitation

Janene-Nelson, K., & Sutherland, L. (2018). Work together anywhere: A handbook on working remotely.

https://booko.com.au/9781119745228/Work-Together-Anywhere-A-Handbook-on-Working-Remotely-Successfully-for-Individuals-Teams-and-Managers

 

Team Development

Top book recommendation based on the Drexler/Sibbet model:

Sibbet, David. Visual Leaders New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change . Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/890857

 

Scaling

Top book recommendation:

Larman, Craig, and Bas Vodde. Large-Scale Scrum:  More with LeSS. 1st edition. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2016. Print.

Large-Scale Scrum

Start by reading chapter 2 free from: https://less.works/less/framework/introduction.html

 

Service to the Product Owner

Sub-topic: Impact Mapping

First thing to read and source of video presentations: https://www.impactmapping.org/

Top book recommendation:

Adzic, G., 2012. Impact Mapping. Woking: Provoking Thoughts Limited.

Impact Mapping

Sub-topic: Hypothesis Testing

Bland, David J. et al. Testing Business Ideas . 1st edition. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2020. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/8500992

Sub-topic: Specification By Example

Adzic, Gojko. Specification by Example : How Successful Teams Deliver the Right Software. 1st edition. Place of publication not identified: Manning, 2011. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/8558941

Sub-topic: BDD

Book on BDD including Gherkin and automation – written by a former colleague of mine:

Smart, John Ferguson. BDD in Action: Behavior-Driven Development for the Whole Software Lifecycle. 1st edition. Place of publication not identified: Manning Publications Company, 2014. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/8558941

 

Organisational Change

Cohn, Mike. Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2009. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/833590

Little, J. (2014). Lean change managment: Innovative practices for managing organizational change. Happy Melly Express.

https://booko.com.au/works/8210599

Manns, Mary Lynn, and Linda. Rising. Fearless Change : Patterns for Introducing New Ideas . Boston ;: Addison-Wesley, 2006. Print.

https://booko.com.au/9780134395258/Fearless-Change-Paperback-Patterns-for-Introducing-New-Ideas

Manns, Rising. More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen. 1st ed. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2015. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/7736880

 

Navigating Conflict

Top book recommendations:

Grenny, Joseph, and Al & Patterson Switzler. Crucial Conversations : Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High . Second edition. New York, United States of America: McGraw-Hill Education, 2012. Print.

https://booko.com.au/works/442

 

What would you add to this list?