Daniel H. Pink;2010

Learn what is motivation. What are differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how to foster growing motivation. Daniel H. Pink combines science background and stories about motivation in a nice to read way.

How it can help you in your Scrum context

  • learn as Scrum Master what you can do for your team to increase its motivation
  • change your environment and work with your management in direction management 3.0 regarding goals and objectives – work with motivation 3.0
  • avoid common pitfalls while trying to increase motivation by putting to much energy in extrinsic motivation factors and not considering backgrounds of intrinsic motivation
Drive: Was Sie wirklich motiviert

Management 3.0

Jurgen Appelo;2010

How should management look like in a complex environment – like software development. In his amazing book – Jurgen Appelo gives urgently needed answers to the question: What’s the role of the management in an agile environment? 

For me a standard work that will guide through the next years when taking the next level in management. A must for management in an agile environment.

complexity is one of the most important concepts in the 21th century

agile software development is the best way to develop software -old style management is the biggest obstacle

Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders (Addison-Wesley Signature)

How it can help you in your Scrum context

  • Learn as a Scrum Master what you should talk with your environment about. As Scrum Master you need to help your management during the transition to agile. 
  • By understanding the background of management 3.0 – you can anticipate fears from management (and possible resulting resistance to change)
  • As a manager you can see – what you need for building and enabling a successful agile environment.