Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives – A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises contains many exercises that you can use to do retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.
Free Project Management Books
Are you so busy putting out fires in your business that you don’t have time to build your dreams? Put down the fire extinguisher for as long as it takes to read this book, and you’ll emerge with a feeling of control you haven’t experienced since you started your business.
Real Life Scrum
“Real Life Scrum: Tools, tips, tricks and tradeoffs when Scrum hits the real world” by Jesper Boeg. Real Life Scrum contains the most typical problems teams and organizations encounter when adopting Agile and Scrum.
“The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness”, a free eBook from InfoQ, is for everyone who is struggling with a high daily workload and often juggling with a lot of projects at once. The tools used are primarily a combination of Personal Kanban and The Pomodoro Technique®.
This free online book “Why Projects Fail” provides an analysis of failed projects, statistics as stylish chart and diagrams and recommendations on how to avoid most common pitfalls.
Preview “Free eBook: The Principles Of Project Management” by Meri Williams from SitePoint. This book is for anyone who wants to learn enough project management to ensure their projects succeed. You won’t become a world authority on the project management discipline, but you will become an effective and efficient project manager.
Free online book “Project Management from Simple to Complex” from Flat World Knowledge. In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager’s ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project.
This is the free online version of the book “97 Things Every Software Project Manager Should Know” published by O’Reilly Media.
You can read the full text of “The Zen Approach to Project Management: Working from Your Center to Balance Expectations and Performance” online for free in Google Books.
This free ebook, “Mastering Software Project Management” by Hsiang Tao Yeh, is focused on applying the management principles in “The Art Of Business” (by Dr. Raymond Yeh and Ms. Stephanie Yeh) to technical projects, and specifically, to software and system project management, where the author has many years of experiences.