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24 Nov 2010, 16:29
Arpan Chinta (6 posts)

Hi, these two books appear to cover similar topics. For someone who is new to Agile development and works with small teams (2 to 5 people) on projects, which book would you recommended?

25 Nov 2010, 15:13
Jonathan Rasmusson (14 posts)

Hi Arpan,

I would recommend both :) Rachel and Liz’s book is focused on the agile practices from a coaching point of view, and offers really good tips and techniques for making your team as effective as possible as well as how to over come obstacles agile teams often encounter along the way.

Agile Samurai doesn’t tackle the important topic of coaching, but rather focuses on the practices themselves. What they are, how they work, and how what it takes to setup, execute, and successfully deliver an agile project yourself.

If you are an experienced agile practioner, Agile Coaching my give you some extra insight into how to be even more effective.

If you are new to agile (or are introducing the practices to a team for the the first time) I would recommend Agile Samurai.

Both are excellent books though and you won’t go wrong reading either.

Thanks for asking and good luck!


25 Nov 2010, 17:16
Arpan Chinta (6 posts)

Thanks for the info. I’ll buy your book now, and consider Agile Coaching later.

07 Nov 2011, 08:40
Eric Buwaya (1 post)

Hi! 1st, I think I will buy the books too.

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