Die besten 22 Bücher zu Scrum & Agile

Scrum and Agile methodologies have become increasingly relevant in today's fast-paced business environment. Embracing these approaches can lead to improved project management, team collaboration, and overall success. That's why we've curated a list of essential books to help you navigate the world of Scrum and Agile.

Our list offers a comprehensive understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, practices, and real-world applications. So, let's empower your team and projects by diving into these insightful reads!
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Scrum & Agile Bücher: ReWork von Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
4.5 (250 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in ReWork?

Rework (2010) throws out the traditional notions of what it takes to run a business and offers a collection of unorthodox advice, ranging from productivity to communication and product development.

These lessons are based on the authors’ own experiences in building, running and growing their company to a point where it generates millions of dollars in profits annually.

Wer ReWork lesen sollte

  • Anyone who has ever considered starting their own company
  • Anyone interested in what work should be like in the 21st century
  • Anyone trying to create an environment of productivity

Scrum & Agile Bücher: The Lean Startup von Eric Ries

The Lean Startup

Eric Ries
How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
4.6 (1.234 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Lean Startup?

The Lean Startup (2011) helps start-ups and tech companies develop sustainable business models. It advocates continuous rapid prototyping and focusing on customer-feedback data.

The method is based on the concepts of lean manufacturing and agile development, and its efficacy is backed up by case studies from the last few decades.

Wer The Lean Startup lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship and/or in starting their own company
  • Anyone interested in quick product development and testing
  • Founders, managers and employees in tech companies

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Agile Selling von Jill Konrath

Agile Selling

Jill Konrath
Getting Up to Speed Quickly in Today’s Ever-Changing Sales World
3.7 (87 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Agile Selling?

In Agile Selling, you’ll discover how to boost your productivity and learn to thrive in any kind of sales environment. The book explores the strategies of great salespeople and how they adapt to new circumstances, and offers practical advice on how you too can become more adaptive in your business.

Wer Agile Selling lesen sollte

  • Anyone involved in selling products in a new industry
  • Long-time salespeople who need a boost of inspiration
  • Anyone struggling to sell in an ever-changing market

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Exponential Organizations von Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest

Exponential Organizations

Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest
Why New Organizations are Ten Times Better, Faster and Cheaper than Yours (and What to Do About It)
4.5 (102 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Exponential Organizations?

Exponential Organizations offers an expert look into this new, critical form of company organization that the authors contend will soon become an industry standard. You’ll learn exactly what an exponential organization, or ExO, is and how you can build your own. Companies like Uber and AirBnB are some top examples of ExOs; if your company wants to survive, you’ve got to adapt.

Wer Exponential Organizations lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to be ready for the market of the future
  • Anyone looking to found a start-up company
  • Anyone who wants to make sure their organization is in step with modern thinking

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Scrum von Jeff Sutherland


Jeff Sutherland
The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
4.4 (338 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Scrum?

Learn all about Scrum, the project management system that has revolutionized the technology industry. This is a uniquely adaptive, flexible system that allows teams to plan realistically and adjust their goals through constant feedback. By using Scrum, your team can improve their productivity (and the final result) without creating needless stress or working longer hours.

Wer Scrum lesen sollte

  • Anyone whose business is struggling to make ends meet
  • Anyone who wants to be more productive in less time
  • Anyone who manages a team

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Holacracy von Brian J. Robertson


Brian J. Robertson
The New Management System that Redefines Management
4.3 (43 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Holacracy?

Holacracy (2015) describes a revolutionary new management system championed by some of today’s most forward-thinking companies, like Zappos and Medium. These blinks explain how authority and responsibility are defined and distributed within a Holacracy – and why this system leads to a more effective and dynamic organization.

Wer Holacracy lesen sollte

  • Founders, CEOs, managers and HR professionals
  • Employees who feel undervalued within a hierarchical organization
  • Anyone who wishes their company were more flexible, dynamic and responsive

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Lean UX von Jeff Gothelf

Lean UX

Jeff Gothelf
Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
4.3 (134 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Lean UX?

Lean UX (2013) is a guide to applying lean principles to interactive design workspaces. These blinks explain the techniques of Lean UX and outline how you can best integrate them into your company’s design process. You’ll learn the importance of close collaboration and customer feedback, as well as how to constantly improve your designs.

Wer Lean UX lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in how lean startup tactics apply to a design environment
  • People who want to design successful user experience more efficiently
  • Managers of design-based projects, or any professionals involved in one

Scrum & Agile Bücher: The Elements of Scrum von Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson

The Elements of Scrum

Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson
4.1 (117 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Elements of Scrum?

The Elements of Scrum (2011) explains how outmoded software development processes are holding companies back in an ever-changing market. Today’s successful teams need to be agile and flexible; and the best companies do this by adopting a methodology called scrum. This book gives you everything you need to know to start a scrum-based process in your own organization.

Wer The Elements of Scrum lesen sollte

  • Project managers
  • Software developers and designers
  • Anyone interested in agile organizational processes

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Getting Real von Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Getting Real

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application
4.4 (45 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Getting Real?

Getting Real (2011) offers a comprehensive breakdown of the challenges facing entrepreneurs in the market for web applications. These blinks are full of hard facts and solid advice about what to do and not to do when starting your new app business.  

Wer Getting Real lesen sollte

  • Developers, programmers and marketers
  • Entrepreneurs eager to develop a “big idea” app
  • Managers looking for optimal ways to organize teams

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Powerful von Patty McCord


Patty McCord
Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
4.2 (54 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Powerful?

Based on the work practices at Netflix, Powerful (2017) is a guide to building a work culture that can adapt to today’s fast-paced and ever-changing markets. It offers insights that are rooted in an unconventional way of managing people. You’ll discover eight practices of management that’ll help you create a successful work culture and business.

Wer Powerful lesen sollte

  • Leaders and managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone interested in the stupendous rise of Netflix

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Subscribed von Tien Tzuo with Gabe Weisert


Tien Tzuo with Gabe Weisert
Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future – and What to Do About It
4.2 (80 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Subscribed?

Subscribed (2018) looks at a business model that’s currently enjoying unprecedented success around the globe: subscriptions. Whether it’s Netflix, Spotify or Uber, companies have realized that more and more people are interested in services rather than ownership – they want the ride rather than the car. It’s an insight that’s literally worth billions. But more than that, it’s the future. If you want to make it in today’s crowded marketplace, it pays to take a closer look at the phenomenon.

Wer Subscribed lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners looking for new ideas
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered how exactly Amazon and Uber made it so big
  • Subscribers curious about how the services they use work

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Reinventing the Product von Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie

Reinventing the Product

Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie
How to Transform your Business and Create Value in the Digital Age
4.3 (172 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Reinventing the Product?

Reinventing the Product (2019) takes an in-depth look at what it takes to compete in today’s increasingly digitized marketplace, outlining all the steps a company needs to take to pull itself out of the past and into a future where the marketplace is ruled by smart, digitally connected products.

Wer Reinventing the Product lesen sollte

  • CEOs, CIOs, and entrepreneurs
  • Business managers who want to stay on the cutting edge
  • People curious about the future of business

Scrum & Agile Bücher: The Agile Leader von Simon Hayward

The Agile Leader

Simon Hayward
How to Create an Agile Business in the Digital Age
4.4 (232 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Agile Leader?

The Agile Leader (2018) explores how leaders can steer traditional organizations in the fast-paced digital world. These blinks show that agile working can help corporate teams to compete with start-ups, and to keep up with ever-changing customer expectations.

Wer The Agile Leader lesen sollte

  • Managers hoping to boost their team’s productivity
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a fresh perspective
  • Management consultants seeking new insights

Scrum & Agile Bücher: The Scrum Fieldbook von J.J. Sutherland

The Scrum Fieldbook

J.J. Sutherland
A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
4.5 (136 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Scrum Fieldbook?

The Scrum Fieldbook (2019) is a practical, hands-on guide to the scrum organizational framework within the Agile mindset. This concise manual recaps how scrum works to increase work velocity and to ensure any team delivers the right impact for the business. It also explains how to implement Scrum in any organization across all industries from software to home renovation and even to the military.

Wer The Scrum Fieldbook lesen sollte

  • Small companies looking for big results
  • Managers aiming to streamline their team
  • Anyone interested in cutting-edge organizational techniques

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Flexible Working von Gemma Dale

Flexible Working

Gemma Dale
How to Implement Flexibility in the Workplace to Improve Employee and Business Performance
4.2 (82 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Flexible Working?

Flexible Working (2021) is a practical guide to organizing work outside the standard nine-to-five. This helpful handbook explores the diverse array of working arrangements possible in the contemporary world.

Wer Flexible Working lesen sollte

  • Businesses looking for more agile work arrangements
  • Workers wanting to see life outside the nine-to-five
  • Anyone curious about the future of work

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Radical Product Thinking von R. Dutt

Radical Product Thinking

R. Dutt
The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter
4.1 (344 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Radical Product Thinking?

Radical Product Thinking (2021) lays out a step-by-step approach to developing game-changing products. Taking aim at the iteration-led approaches to product development that have become popular in recent years, it provides an inspiring, vision-driven alternative. 

Wer Radical Product Thinking lesen sollte

  • Product developers 
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Change-makers

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Working Backwards von Colin Bryar

Working Backwards

Colin Bryar
And Other Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon
4.4 (137 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Working Backwards?

Working Backwards (2021) tells the story of how Amazon changed the way people live. It explores founder Jeff Bezos’ leadership philosophy, and reveals how this philosophy has informed Amazon’s most iconic products and services

Wer Working Backwards lesen sollte

  • Executive coaches looking for fresh insights
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to turbo-charge their business
  • Managers wanting to boost their teams’ performance

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Learning Agile von Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene

Learning Agile

Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene
Understanding Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
4.3 (340 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Learning Agile?

Learning Agile (2015) is a no-nonsense guide to an often misunderstood concept – agile. The reason for that misunderstanding is simple: all too often, agile is bandied about as a one-size-fits-all solution to every conceivable organizational difficulty. Longtime agile practitioners Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene don’t see it that way. For them, agile is a great tool, but you have to know how – and when and why – to use it. And that starts with getting a grasp on agile’s underlying principles. 

Wer Learning Agile lesen sollte

  • Software developers
  • Team leaders 
  • Project managers

Scrum & Agile Bücher: The Devops Handbook von Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis

The Devops Handbook

Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois & John Willis
How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations
4.1 (163 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Devops Handbook?

The DevOps Handbook (2016) offers a roadmap on how to catapult your technology operations into a realm of world-class agility, reliability, and security. Dive deep into the heart of the DevOps philosophy, equipping you with insights to bridge gaps between development and operations, while fostering unmatched efficiency.

Wer The Devops Handbook lesen sollte

  • Technology professionals seeking to enhance organizational efficiency
  • Business leaders navigating digital transformation initiatives
  • Aspiring IT managers and DevOps enthusiasts

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Accelerating Performance von Colin Price & Sharon Toye

Accelerating Performance

Colin Price & Sharon Toye
How Organizations Can Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility
3.6 (16 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Accelerating Performance?

Accelerating Performance (2017) dives deep into the META framework, a cutting-edge approach for businesses navigating rapid change. Discover essential skills like ripple intelligence and liquid leadership, and learn how to foster a culture that balances speed with strategy. Through gripping case studies and fresh insights, you'll grasp how to unlock your organization's full potential and fuel sustainable growth.

Wer Accelerating Performance lesen sollte

  • Business leaders seeking to drive organizational growth and agility
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs aiming for strategic excellence
  • Management consultants looking for innovative business insights

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Strategy Sprints von Simon Severino

Strategy Sprints

Simon Severino
12 Ways to Accelerate Growth for an Agile Business
4.1 (26 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Strategy Sprints?

Strategy Sprints (2022) is a deep-dive into the world of strategic innovation and accelerated business growth. The focus is on out-of-the-box methods for making your business stand out, mastering your time, nurturing customer relationships, and ensuring steady growth. It’s an inspiring journey that empowers you to break free from the ordinary and make your mark in the business realm.

Wer Strategy Sprints lesen sollte

  • Forward-thinking entrepreneurs seeking rapid business growth
  • Aspiring strategists looking for modern, effective methodologies
  • CEOs desiring to innovate and streamline their business operations

Scrum & Agile Bücher: Accelerate von Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim


Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim
Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
3.9 (120 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Accelerate?

Accelerate (2018) explores the intersection of software development and organizational performance. Drawing on rigorous research, it reveals the practices and capabilities that allow high-performing technology-driven companies to excel and achieve a competitive edge in the fast-paced digital era.

Wer Accelerate lesen sollte

  • Tech leaders seeking performance optimization
  • Agile and DevOps practitioners
  • Business owners looking to improve software delivery

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While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard ReWork as the ultimate read on Scrum & Agile.

What are the Top 10 Scrum & Agile books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Agile Selling by Jill Konrath
  • Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest
  • Scrum by Jeff Sutherland
  • Holacracy by Brian J. Robertson
  • Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf
  • The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson
  • Getting Real by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Powerful by Patty McCord

Who are the top Scrum & Agile book authors?

When it comes to Scrum & Agile, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Eric Ries
  • Jill Konrath
  • Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest
  • Jeff Sutherland