Resources

When you only need a bit of information quickly, browse here for various resources.

The Ignite Blog

Thoughts, tips, and even rants on igniting change.

Videos

Recordings of LiveStreams, sessions, etc.

Recommendations

Recommendations on Books, Conferences, etc

The Ignite Blog

Appreciation

Appreciation Post & Book Review – Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an afterthought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to…
Book Reviews

Book Review: Escaping the Build Trap

This is a book "review" of Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri. First, I put the word: review in quotations because I'm no true…
Leadership

LiveStream: Attending Conference Tips

Conferences happen year-round. However, my calendar seems packed full of virtual and in-person conferences this summer.  As someone that has attended and organized many, many…

Recommendations

Books You Should Read

This is a difficult list to create.  There are so many amazing books full of valuable  information.  Therefore on deciding which books to list, the primary factor was how frequently I recommend this book to others.

Leadership
  • Lead without Blame by Larsen and Broderick
  • Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni 
  • Leadership Agility by Josephs and Joiner
  • Leading Change by John Kotter
Agile
  • Human Side of Agile by Gil Broza
  • Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn
  • Agile Retrospectives by Derby and Larsen
  • The Art of Agile Development by Shore and Warden
  • Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin
  • Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri
Orgs/Teams
  • The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
  • Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey
  • Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux
  • Made to Stick by Heath and Heath 
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries 
Miscellaneous / Skills
  • Psychological Safety by Radecki and Hull 
  • The 7 habits of effective people by Stephen Covey
  • Training from the BACK of the Room by Bowman
  • The Art and Science of Facilitation by Marsha Acker
  • Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
  • Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Conferences To Consider

There are so many choices out there for conferences.  Thus, this is a list of ones that have had the honor of attending, speaking, and/or helping organize.

In addition, there are many additional options not listed here that are fantastic as well.  Currently, only noted are regional ones in the US midwest.  If you live elsewhere, ask around.  For example, have heard amazing things about Lean Agile Scotland and Experience Agile in Lisbon but not attended…yet.

Large Scale
  • Agile Alliance Agile20xx
  • Agile Alliance Deliver
  • Agile Alliance XP Conference
  • Scrum Alliance Scrum Gatherings
  • Techwell Conferences 
Virtual
  • Agile Virtual Summit
  • Agile100
  • Agile Top 20xx Blog Articles
US Midwest Regional
  • Mile High Agile Denver (Colorado)
  • Agile and Beyond (Michigan)
  • Agile 20xx (Arizona)
  • Des Moines Agile (Iowa)
  • Agile Day Twin Cities (Minnesota)
Other Options
  • Humanizing Work Annual Event
  • Coach Camps
  • Open Space Events

Websites to Reference

A really good part of the internet is access to quick reference information.  This is a list of websites that are frequently leveraged.

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