BooksI recently created a Top 100 Best Software Engineering Books, Ever. I created that list using four different criteria: 1) number of Amazon reviews, 2) average Amazon rating, 3) number of Google hits and 4) Jolt awards. The nice thing about such a big list is that it enables you to extract all kinds of mini-lists out of it.

Like, for example, the Top 20 Best Agile Development Books, Ever

1: Robert C. Martin
Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns and Practices

2: Martin Fowler
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

3: Mike Cohn
Agile Estimating and Planning

4: Mike Cohn
User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development

5: Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

6: Alistair Cockburn
Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd Edition)

7: Craig Larman
Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide

8: Kent Beck
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition)

9: Jim Highsmith
Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products

10: Paul Duvall, etc.
Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk

11: Mary PoppendieckTom Poppendieck
Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

12: Ken Schwaber
Agile Project Management with Scrum

13: Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle
Agile Software Development with Scrum

14: Alistair Cockburn
Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams

15: Venkat Subramaniam, Andy Hunt
Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World

16: Kent Beck
Test Driven Development: By Example

17: Johanna Rothman
Manage It!: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management

18: James Shore, Shane Warden
The Art of Agile Development

19: Ron Jeffries, etc.
Extreme Programming Installed

20: Esther Derby, etc.
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

Source: http://agilesoftwaredevelopment.com/blog/jurgenappelo/top-20-best-agile-development-books

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