Here are some book recommendations for your summer vacation. I have divided them into four categories: The must reads!, Great reads!, Lean & Leadership and finally Change & Coaching
The must reads!
This is Lean by Niklas Modig, Pär Åhlström
Kanban by David J. Andersson
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Toyota Kata by Mike Rother
The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker
I’m happy to announce that the collection of business transformation essays called LESS!, that I co-authored, is now published.
It is free and you can get it here.
When you have read it, please write a review at GoodReads.
This is a book of twelve essays written by me and my co-authors who all work in the trenches, building business, coaching leaders and shaping the future. This book contains the following main topics:
- Beyond Budgeting–Changing the way the organization is managed from command and control to an empowered, adaptive and agile model
- Radical Management–Rethink the fundamental assumptions about management
- Strategic Navigation–Use OODA Loops and the ancient Chinese 36 Stratagems to outthink the competition
- Lean–Do more with LESS! resources
- Agile–working software, no pain
- Systems Thinking–An easier, better way to think about organizations
- Complexity Thinking–Radical insights about organizations and management coming from the complexity sciences
The title of my essay is “Standard work in Software development”. In this essay I explore the application of the Lean tool called Standard work in software development. You can find my blog posts on the subject here.
I want to give a special thank you to Henrik Mårtensson for his tireless efforts of editing and making the book ready for publishing. Thank you!
Dan Bergh Johnsson – @danbjson
Bjarte Bogsnes – @bbogsnes
Steve Denning – @stevedenning
Ola Ellnestam – @ellnestam
Håkan Forss – @hakanforss
Henrik Mårtensson – @Kallokain
Karl Scotland – @kjscotland
Ari-Pekka Skarp – @apskarp
James Sutton – @LeanSE
I try to read a lot of books but I’m not a fast reader. I also spend some time more or less every day walking the dog, doing grocery shopping, commuting to and from work and so on. I have found that listening to audio books and podCast are a great way to learn. Here is a list of highly recommended audio books I have read.
James P. Womack
Stephen A. Ruffa
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Dan & Chip Heath
John P. Kotter
Daniel H. Pink
Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, Hirotaka Takeuchi
Louis V. Gerstner
Peter M. Senge
The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management by Steve Denning is an interesting read about agile described in a more business oriented languish.