I am planning to take the Certified ScrumMaster Training By Carlton Nettleton in Irvine,CA offered by Conscires Agile Practices in next couple of weeks. In lieu of reading up to it, a friend and co-worker David Lazar recently shared his links of all things agile and here it is as a public service announcement.

An Agile Adoption and Transformation Guide: Working with Organizational Culture (Michael Sahota)

E-book: http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/agile-adoption-transformation
Slides: http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/2012-08%20Agile%202012%20-%20An%20Agile%20Adoption%20and%20Transformation%20Survival%20Guide.pdf

Answering the "Where is the Proof that Agile Methods Work" Question
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/proof.htm

Agile Adoption is a Trip Down the Cone of Uncertainty
http://blogs.forrester.com/tom_grant/12-05-15-agile_adoption_is_a_trip_down_the_cone_of_uncertainty

Agile Success Factors
http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/agile-success-factors/232601858

Poor Man's Agile Adoption: How Low Can You Go?
http://tiny-giant-books.com/blog/poor-mans-agile-adoption-how-low-can-you-go/

The Four Pillars of Agile Adoption
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/patterns-agile-adoption

Patterns of Agile Adoption
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/patterns-agile-adoption

An Agile Approach for Adopting Agile Practices
http://smoovejazz.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/an-agile-approach-for-adopting-agile-practices/

A Disciplined Approach to Adopting Agile Practices - The Agile Adoption Framework (Part I)
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/disciplined-approach-adopting-agile-practices-agile-adoption-framework-part-1

10 Most Common Mistakes in Agile Adoption (Part I)
http://www.targetprocess.com/blog/2010/10/10-most-common-mistakes-in-agile-adoption-part-i.html

10 Most Common Mistakes in Agile Adoption (Part II)
http://www.targetprocess.com/blog/2010/10/10-most-common-mistakes-in-agile-adoption-part-ii.html

11 Ways Agile Adoptions Fail
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/11-ways-agile-adoptions-fail

10 Mistakes Adopting Agile
http://blog.coryfoy.com/2010/02/10-mistakes-adopting-agile/

Agile Stakeholder Participation: An Agile Best Practice (Scott Ambler)
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/activeStakeholderParticipation.htm

 

Translating Scrum Terminology (Scott Ambler)
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/scrumTerminology.html

Agile Imposition
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/AgileImposition.html

Is Agile For All?
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/IsAgileForAll.html

Large Agile Projects
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/LargeAgileProjects.html

Flaccid Scrum
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/FlaccidScrum.html

Spreading Incrementalism
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/SpreadingIncrementalism.html

Utility vs. Strategic Dichotemy
http://martinfowler.com/bliki/UtilityVsStrategicDichotomy.html

Tactics vs. Strategy (SOA & The Tarpit of Irrelevancy)
http://memeagora.blogspot.com/2009/01/tactics-vs-strategy-soa-tarpit-of.html

 Transforming to Agile Teams

The Criteria for Determining if a Team is Agile (Scott Ambler)
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/agileCriteria.htm

Roles on Agile Teams: From Small to Large Teams
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/agileRoles.html 

Generalizing Specialists: Improving your IT Career Skills
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/generalizingSpecialists.htm

Can Enterprise Level Professionals Be Agile?
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/enterpriseAgility.htm

Well Formed Teams and Agile: An Opportunity to Thrive
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/well-formed-teams-and-agile-opportunity-thrive

Getting New Agile Teams into Flow
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/getting-new-agile-teams-flow

Rhythms as Agile Diagnostics
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/rhythms-agile-diagnostics

Remaining Agile
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/remainingAgile.htm 

Scaling Agile

Evidence that Agile Software Development Scales
http://www.enterpriseunifiedprocess.com/essays/agileScales.html 

Does Agile Scale?
http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/agile-and-large-teams/208700162 

Agile Scaling Factors (Scott Ambler)
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/ambler/entry/agile_scaling_factors?lang=en

Scaling Agile Processes: Five Levels of Planning
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/scaling-agile-processes-five-levels-planning 

Seven Agile Team Practices That Scale (Part I)
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/seven-agile-team-practices-scale-part-i-ii 

Agility at Scale: 7 + 7 Practices for Enterprise Agility
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/agile-scale-77-practices-enterprise-agility 

Book: Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises
http://www.amazon.com/Scaling-Software-Agility-Practices-Enterprises/dp/0321458192

Book: Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321480961/ambysoftinc

E-book: Scaling Agile
ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/raw14211usen/RAW14211USEN.PDF

E-book: The Agile Scaling Model: Adapting Agile Methods for Complex Environments
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/sa/wh/n/raw14204usen/RAW14204USEN.PDF

Disciplined Agile Delivery 

Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Foundation for Scaling Agile

Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Deeper Look @ Agile
https://www-950.ibm.com/events/wwe/grp/grp004.nsf/vLookupPDFs/A_Deeper_Look_at_Agile/$file/A_Deeper_Look_at_Agile.pdf

Disciplined Agile Delivery Community Site
http://www.disciplinedagiledelivery.com/

Scott Ambler Blog
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/ambler/?lang=en 

Book: Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner's Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise (Scott Ambler and Mark Lines)
http://www.amazon.com/Disciplined-Agile-Delivery-Practitioners-Enterprise/dp/0132810131

E-book: Intro to Disciplined Agile Delivery (Scott Ambler)
http://www.aguarra.cz/pdf/Ambler-Disciplined-Agile-Delivery.pdf

Agile SDLC, Development Governance and Administration

Agile SDLC (Scott Ambler)
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/agileLifecycle.html

Book: SDLC 3.0: Beyond a Tacit Understanding of Agile
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0986519405/ambysoftinc

Governing Agile Project Teams (Scott Ambler)
http://www.gtislig.org/SocttAmblerGoverning_Agile_Projects.pdf 

Agile Enterprise Administration (Scott Ambler)
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/enterpriseAdministration.html 

Best Practices for Lean Development Governance, Part I: Principles and Organization
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/jun07/kroll/index.html 

Best Practices for Lean Development Governance, Part II: Processes and Measures
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/jul07/kroll_ambler/index.html

Best Practices for Lean Development Governance, Part III: Roles and Policies
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/aug07/ambler_kroll/index.html

 Agile Project Governance and Administration

Comparing Approaches to Budgeting and Estimating Software Development Projects
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/comparingEstimatingApproaches.html

Agile Project Planning (Scott Ambler)
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/agileProjectPlanning.html 

Book: Agile Estimating and Planning (Mike Cohn)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131479415/ambysoftinc 

Book: The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility (Sliger and Broderick)
http://www.amazon.com/Software-Project-Managers-Agility-Development/dp/0321502752

 

Agile Requirements

Examining the "Big Requirements Up Front" (BRUF) Approach (Scott Ambler)
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/examiningBRUF.htm 

Rethinking the Role of Business Analysts: Towards Agile Business Analysts?
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/businessAnalysts.htm

How Agile Practices Reduce Requirements Risks
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/original/how-agile-practices-reduce-requirements-risks

Agile Requirements Best Practices
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/agileRequirementsBestPractices.htm

Requirements Envisioning: An Agile Best Practice
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/initialRequirementsModeling.htm

Agile Best Practices: Prioritized Requirements
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/prioritizedRequirements.htm

Agile Requirements Change Management
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/changeManagement.htm

Agile Modeling

Comparing the Various Approaches to Modeling in Software Development
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/modelingApproaches.htm

Enterprise Modeling Anti-Patterns
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/enterpriseModelingAntiPatterns.htm

Rethinking Modeling Sessions
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/modelingSessions.htm

Inclusive Modeling: User Centered Approaches for Agile Software Development
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/inclusiveModels.htm

Overcoming Requirements Modeling Challenges
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/requirementsChallenges.htm

An Introduction To Agile Modeling
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/introductionToAM.htm

Modeling Style Guidelines
http://www.agilemodeling.com/style/

Agile Modeling Principles
http://www.agilemodeling.com/principles.htm

Agile Modeling (AM) Practices
http://www.agilemodeling.com/practices.htm

Agile Modeling Values
http://www.agilemodeling.com/values.htm

Agile Modeling Best Practices
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/bestPractices.htm

Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for Modeling and Documentation
http://www.agilemodeling.com/

Agile Modeling and eXtreme Programming (XP)
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/agileModelingXP.htm

Agile Modeling Distilled: Potential Artifacts for Agile Modeling
http://www.agilemodeling.com/artifacts/

Agile Best Practice: Look Ahead Modeling
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/modelAhead.htm

Book: Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for eXtreme Programming and the Unified Process
http://www.ambysoft.com/books/agileModeling.html 

Agile Design & Documentation

Agile Design
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/agileDesign.htm

Is Design Dead?
http://martinfowler.com/articles/designDead.html

 

Book: Specification by Example: How Successful Teams Deliver the Right Software
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1617290084/ambysoftinc

Book: Test Driven Development by Example (Kent Beck)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321146530/ambysoftinc

Book: Test Driven Development: A Practical Guide (David Astels)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131016490/ambysoftinc

Book: xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131495054/ambysoftinc

Book: Peer Review in Software: A Practical Guide
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201734850/ambysoftinc

Agile/Lean Documentation: Strategies for Agile Software Development
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/agileDocumentation.htm

Agile Enterprise Architecture

E-book: Architecture in an Agile Organization
http://architectureinanagileorganization.com/book/ArchInAnAgileOrg-FullText.docx

Agile Enterprise Architecture
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/enterpriseArchitecture.html

Agile Enterprise Architecture:Oxymoron or Savior?
http://www.slideshare.net/agileindia/agile-enterprise-architecture-11947301

Architecture Envisioning: An Agile Best Practice
http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/initialArchitectureModeling.htm

The Practical Approach to Enterprise Architecture (Scott Ambler)
http://www.ambysoft.com/books/enterpriseArchitecture.html

Architecture and Architecture Modeling Techniques
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/enterpriseArchitectureTechniques.html

Agile Data & Evolutionary Databases

The Cultural Impedance Mismatch Between Data Professionals and Application Developers
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/culturalImpedanceMismatch.html

Evolutionary Software Development: How Data Activies Fit In
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/evolutionaryDevelopment.html

The Skillset of an Agile DBA
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/dbaSkills.html

Adopting Evolutionary/Agile Database Techniques
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/adopting.html

Agile /Evolutionary Data Modeling: From Domain Modeling to Physical Modeling
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/agileDataModeling.html

Evolutionary/Agile Database Best Practices
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/bestPractices.html

Database Regression Testing: How to Regression Test a Relational Database
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/databaseTesting.html

Introduction to Data Normalization: A Database "Best" Practice
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/dataNormalization.html

The Process of Database Refactoring: Strategies for Improving Data Quality
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/databaseRefactoring.html

The Agile Data  Method
http://www.agiledata.org/

Book: Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design (Scott Ambler & Pramod J. Sadalage)
http://www.ambysoft.com/books/refactoringDatabases.html

Book: Agile Database Techniques: Effective Strategies for the Agile Software Developer
http://www.ambysoft.com/books/agileDatabaseTechniques.html
Agile Data Governance

Agile/Lean Data Governance Best Practices
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/dataGovernance.html

Data Governance Blog: Run a Successful Data Governance Program
http://datagovernanceblog.com/

Agile Master Data Management (MDM)
http://www.agiledata.org/essays/masterDataManagement.html

Agile Testing

Agile Testing and Quality Strategies: Discipline over Rhetoric (Scott Ambler)
http://www.ambysoft.com/essays/agileTesting.html

Software Testing in an Agile Environment
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/software-testing-agile-environment

Book: Perfect Software and Other Illusions About Testing (Gerald M. Weinberg)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0932633692/ambysoftinc

Book: Lessons Learned in Software Testing (Cem Kaner)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471081124/ambysoftinc

Book: Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (Scott Ambler)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321534468/ambysoftinc

Book: Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing (Gojko Adzic)
http://www.amazon.com/Bridging-Communication-Gap-Specification-Acceptance/dp/0955683610/ref=pd_sim_b_4 

Agile Configuration Management

Branching to Distraction
http://agile.techwell.com/articles/weekly/branching-distraction

Agile Configuration Management for Large Organizations
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/mar07/schuh/index.html 

Bob Aiello on Agile Configuration Management – The First Seven Things
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7RykA_hmk8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNcADrJkMg4&feature=relmfu
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMs7BCyqm_U&feature=relmfu
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrjifBlj7M&feature=relmfu

Lean Configuration Management: Evolving the CM Discipline Through the Agile Paradigm Shift
http://www.methodsandtools.com/archive/archive.php?id=62

Webinar: Accelerate your Agile Configuration Management through Deployment Automation
http://www.cachet-software.com/xebialabs-deployit/xebialabs-news/webinar-9th-february-2012-accelerating-your-agile-configuration-management-through-deployment-automation/

Continuous Integration
http://martinfowler.com/articles/continuousIntegration.html 

Book: Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk
http://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Integration-Improving-Software-Reducing/dp/0321336380

Book: Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams: Balancing Sustainability and Speed
http://www.amazon.com/Adapting-Configuration-Management-Agile-Teams/dp/0470746637

Book: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation
http://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321601912/ref=pd_sim_b_3

Agile Operations

Where Agile Development Fails: IT Operations
http://www.informationweek.com/development/tools/where-agile-development-fails-it-operati/231903197

Defining Agile Operations and DevOps
http://www.webadminblog.com/index.php/2010/03/11/defining-agile-operations-and-devops/ 

What is DevOps?
http://dev2ops.org/2010/02/what-is-devops/ 

The Rise of DevOps
http://www.somic.org/2010/03/02/the-rise-of-devops/ 

Agile DevOps: The flattening of the software release process
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/a-devops1/index.html 

Agile DevOps: Infrastructure Automation
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/a-devops2/index.html 

Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery – Don’t Limit Your Ability Because of Your Vocabulary
http://agile.dzone.com/articles/agile-devops-continuous 

DevOps Mixing dev, ops, agile, cloud, open source, and business
http://blogs.the451group.com/opensource/2010/03/03/devops-mixing-dev-ops-agile-cloud-open-source-and-business/

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