The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It explains how different development approaches and process models, like traditional waterfall-based or iterative agile software development, affect the choice and usage of metrics. It describes metrics that can be used for steering work and for managing improvement.
Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model shows how this model can simplify enterprise software development. After an introduction to the basics of the actor model and tutorials on Scala and Akka the rest of the book is a patterns catalogue describing most of the patterns in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns from an actor model perspective.
InfoQ interviewed the authors of fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives about why they wrote the book and how ideas are described, when you can do retrospectives, what facilitators can do to establish safety, why facilitators should not be the ones who solve problems, celebrating successes, good practices for getting actions done, and the value that teams get from doing retrospectives.
Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.
The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2
Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions.
Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.
In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.
The Art of Scalability, by Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher, is a book on scaling organisations to adapt to web scale growth of their products and services.
Refactoring for Software Design Smells by Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam, and Tushar Sharma presents a catalogue of typical software design smells and how they can be remedied.
The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System is a long awaited update to a successful and authorative guide to the FreeBSD kernel that covers all major new features up to FreeBSD 11.
The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.