Nikoletta Tatár
Nikoletta Tatár
Agile | Happiness | Motivation

Following is a list of all the professional books I read since 2014, when I started my agile journey as Scrum Master. 
This list also represents how my interest changed over time from agile books to topics like psychology and leadership as I wanted to do and understand more and more as an Agile Coach. Those highlighted with bold I consider must reads. 

And the journey of learning continues...



  • Geoff Watts: Product Mastery: From Good To Great Product Ownership

  • Lyssa Adkins: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition

  • David J. Anderson: Kanban

  • Jurgen Appelo: How to Change the World: Change Management 3.0 

  • Jurgen Appelo: #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0) 

  • Jurgen Appelo: Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders

  • Jurgen Appelo: Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools & Practices to Motivate Any Team

  • Jesper Boeg: Priming Kanban: A 10 step guide to optimizing flow in your software delivery system 

  • Mike Cohn: Agile Estimating and Planning

  • Esther Derby: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

  • Robert C. Martin: Clean Code

  • Jonathan Rasmusson: The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

  • Stacia Viscardi: The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook

  • Eric Ries: The Lean Startup

Psychology / Coaching

  • Marshall Rosenberg: Nonviolent communication

  • Mihály Csíkszentmihályi: Flow – Living at the peak of your abilities

  • Shawn Achor: The happiness advantage – The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work

  • Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

  • Laura Whitworth: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives


  • Brain Tracey: Eat that frog – 21 Great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time

  • Tim Ferriss: The 4-hour workweek


  • Simon Sinek: Start with Why – How great leaders inspire everyone to take action

  • Seth Godin: Linchpin: Are you indisposable?

Updated: 16th April 2019