Agile management is an often overlooked part of Agile. There are at least a hundred books for agile developers and project managers, but very few for agile managers and leaders.
However, when organizations adopt agile software development, not only developers and project managers need to learn new practices. Development managers and team leaders must also learn a different approach to leading and managing organizations.
Several studies indicate that management is the biggest obstacle in transitions to agile software development. Managers need to learn what their new role is in software development organizations in the 21st century, and how to get the best out of Agile. This book will help them.
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An important portion of the book deals with complexity theory, and how ideas and concepts from this scientific field can be translated to management of software development teams. The book is half theory/half practice. It aims at managers who want to become agile, and agilists who want to become managers.
Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders, was written by Jurgen Appelo, author of the popular NOOP.NL blog, and is published by Addison-Wesley in the Mike Cohn Signature Series.
Also available in Chinese.