Begin with the Instructor/Coach Attitude Checklist by Scott Bain. A good list of important concepts to consider before starting a course or a coaching session with any group or individual.
Here are other checklists to know:
Recommended books for Agile Coaches
A complete annotated bibliography may be found on the Net Objectives Coaching page.
Agile practices coaches should know
- Cohn, Mike. Agile Estimating and Planning. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 2005.
- Denne, Mark, and Jane Cleland-Huang. Software by Numbers: Low-Risk, High-Return Development. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall PTR, 2003.
- Highsmith, James. Agile Software Development Ecosystems. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002.
- Larman, Craig. Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2003.
- Shalloway, Alan. “Lean Anti-Patterns and What to Do About Them.” Agile Journal. 2008.
- Shore, James, and Shane Warden. The Art of Agile Development. O’Reilly Media, Inc, 2008.
Issues of transition, knowledge management and organization
- Bridges, William. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. De Capo Lifelong Books, 2009.
- Bungay, Stephen. The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions, and Results. Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010.
- Collison, Chris, and Geoff Parcell. Learning to Fly: Practical knowledge management from some of the world’s leading learning organizations. Chichester, West Sussex: Capstone, 2004.
- Heath, Chip, and Dan Heath. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Crown Business, 2010.
- Kotter, John P. The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations. Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
- Mann, David. Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions. New York: Productivity Press, 2005.
- Mascitelli, Ronald. Building a Project-Driven Enterprise: How to slash waste and boost profits through lean project management. Northridge, CA: Technology Perspectives, 2002.
- Maurer, Robert. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way. Workman Publishing Company, 2004.
- Maurya, Ash. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works. O’Reilly Media, 2012.
- Rother, Mike. Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results. McGraw-Hill Education, 2009.
- Scholtes, Peter R. The Leader’s Handbook: Making Things Happen, Getting Things Done. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998.
- Townsend, Patrick L, and Joan E. Gebhardt. How Organizations Learn: Investigate, Identify, Institutionalize. Milwaukee, WI: ASQ Quality Press, 2007.
Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes
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I’ve been a fan of Brian Johnson for a long time and highly recommend his ridiculously inexpensive program ($10/month). He has several online classes but I tend to listen to his Philosopher’s Notes – 20 minutes summaries of great books. I’ve selected a few here that are particularly useful to coaches: