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Thank you for participating in our CSM class. On this page, you will find some additional information and references that you might find useful. 

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Are you a PMP? You may claim 16 PDUs for the CSM class. More information here

For CSM test 

CSM test is mostly based on ScrumGuide.

You may also find a few questions based on Agile Manifesto.  

You may also find the Scrum video series from Scrum Alliance useful

Interested in practicing 
Scrum @ Home?

Scrum @ Home article at Scrum Alliance by Aaron VadakkanSaved by Scrum A 13-year-old’s views on Scrum at home.  

Interview with Aaron Vadakkan on Scrum@home:

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Agile Product Ownership in a nutshell by Henrik Kniberg

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink

Introduction to LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

Scaling Scrum

Books on Agie

Leading Teams by Richard Hackman

Agile Coaching  by Rachel Davis & Liz Sedley

Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo

eXtreme Programming explained by Kent Beck

Are Your Lights On? How to figure out what the problem Really is by Donald Gause & Gerald Weinberg

Quality Software Management (Systems Thinking)  by Gerald Weinberg

User Stories Applied (for Agile Software Development) by Mike Cohn

Implementing Lean Software Development (from concept to cash) by Mary Poppendieck & Tom Poppendieck

Fearless Change (Patterns for introducing new ideas)  by Mary Lynn Manns & Linda Rising

Innovation Games(Creating breakthrough products through collaborative play) by Luke Hohmann

Succeeding with Agile (Software development using Scrum) by Mike Cohn

Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber & Mike Beedle

Test-driven Development (By example) by Kent Beck

The Magic of Self-Directed Work Teams (A case study in courage and culture change) by Paul Palmes

Agile Product Management with Scrum (Creating Products that Customers Love) by Roman Pichler

The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims & Hillary Louise Johnson

Project Retrospectives (A hand book for team reviews) by Norman Kerth

The Enterprise and Scrum by Ken Schwaber

Managing Agile Projects by Sanjiv Augustine

Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

Continuous Integration (Improving software quality and reducing risks) by Paul Duvall

Leading Lean Software Development (Results are not the point) by Mary Poppendieck & Tom Poppendieck

Agile Testing (A practical guide for testers and Agile teams by Lisa Crispin & Janet Gregory

Exploring Scrum: The Fundamentals (People, Products, and Practices )by Dan Rawsthorne & Doug Shimp

Complex Adaptive Systems (An introduction to Computational models of Social Life) by John Miller & Scott Page

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by  Eric Ries 

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Ken Rubin 

Joy, Inc by Richard Sheridan 

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Guide to Building a Great Business by Ari Weinzweig 

Case Studies

Mark Schwartz  - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Distributed Scrum Project for Dutch Railways

Agile Project Development at Intel

Performance Review system references (Reading list from Jurgen Appelo)

A Leader’s Framework for Decision MakingHBR

Bonus Schemes Should Be Handled with Care Bomann, Nikola

The Bonus Myth: How Paying for Results Can Backfire by Fleming, Nic

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Book by Jonathan Haidt

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Book by Alfie Kohn

Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us book by Daniel H Pink

Incentive Pay Considered Harmful Spolsky, Joel

Are There Any Better Bonus Systems? Jurgen Appelo

Reading on Self organizing team

Misperceptions of Self-Management

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to employees: Embrace self-management or leave by the end of the month

Reinventing Organizations book by Frederic Laloux

dual-track development