What I’m Reading

I love to read. Given the choice between reading and any other activity, I will choose reading. It’s my priority.

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.

– Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Erasmus is a man after my own heart.

Below is a list of books I am currently reading and a list of books I have finished. Links to my related blog posts are included. You will find books on topics like soft skills, leadership, business and entrepreneurship, IT career, computer programming, etc.

A much fuller reading list including topics such as history, art, theology, and literature can be found on my civilian website: www.bloggingsam.com.

Currently reading:

Books I’ve finished in 2023:

  1. Becoming a CatalystLen Lagestee
  2. HBR Guide to Leading TeamsMary Shapiro
  3. Escape VelocityDoc Norton
  4. The Professional Scrum TeamPeter Götz

Books I’ve finished in 2022:

  1. The Nexus Framework for Scaling ScrumKurt Bittner, Patricia Kong, Dave West
  2. Mastering Professional ScrumStephanie Ockerman, Simon Reindl
  3. HBR Guide to Performance Management – Harvard Business Review editors

Books I’ve finished in 2021:

  1. The Five Dysfunctions of a TeamPatrick Lencioni

Books I’ve finished in 2020:

  1. Lean Software Development: An Agile ToolkitMary & Tom Poppendieck || (blog post)
  2. Where Good Ideas Come FromSteven Johnson
  3. Lean Change ManagementJason Little
  4. Leading ChangeJohn P. Kotter

Books I finished in 2019:

  1. Agile Practice GuideProject Management Institute
  2. Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with FailureTim Harford
  3. Team of TeamsGeneral Stanley McChrystal 
  4. PMBOK Guide, Sixth EditionProject Management Institute
  5. Project Management for the Technical ProfessionalMichael Singer Dobson
  6. The Age of AgileStephen Denning
  7. PMI-ACP Exam PrepMike Griffiths || (blog post) || (another blog post)
  8. AIQNick Polson, James Scott
  9. Ethical IntelligenceBruce Weinstein
  10. Servant LeadershipRobert K. Greenleaf

Books I finished in 2018:

  1. Never Eat AloneKeith Ferrazzi
  2. Refrigerator RightsDr. Will Miller
  3. Scrum Insights for PractitionersHiren Doshi || (blog post)
  4. Good to GreatJim Collins
  5. How to Be RichJ. Paul Getty
  6. SlackTom DeMarco
  7. Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life ManualJohn Sonmez
  8. User Story MappingJeff Patton || (blog post)
  9. The Clean CoderRobert C. Martin
  10. From Contempt to CuriosityCaitlin Walker || (blog post) || (another blog post)