This is an afterwork book club covering three topics: Managing Software in an Agile way, personal productivity (e.g. Kanban), teamwork on technical teams. So with any luck, there will be something for PMs, tech leads and techies who want to better "manage their bosses".

This is the initial book line up, roughly in order:

5) Peopleware $17
6) Kanban, David J. Anderson $10
7) Mythical Man Month, $20, $5 used
8) Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art , $17
9) Smart and Gets Things Done, $10
10) The Dream Team Nightmare: Boost Team Productivity Using Agile Techniques, Portia Tung (note: choose your own adventure book), $13
11) Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology, Gayle Laakmann McDowell, $10
12) Slack,Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency, $8,/ $0.01

ALL books are available on Kindle and probably other ebook formats, too. This group will never read a book that isn't available in ebook format.

Past Books

0)Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life, Tonianne DeMaria Barry , Jim Benson, $10
1) Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams by Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty, $17 (watch out for similarly titled book!)
2) Notes to a Software Team Leader: Growing Self Organizing Teams , Osherove, $23
3) Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, Rubin $20
4) Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others Brian W. Fitzpatrick $10

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  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    "Peopleware", by DeMarco

    2 Readers | 5.00

    We are reading "Peopleware", by DeMarco. Warning, it's a regular length book, 272 pages. Please read at least the free kindle sample, which is about 5%-10% of the book.... Learn more
  • December 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    "Team Geek" by Fitzpatrick

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    We are reading "Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others" by Fitzpatrick. Warning, it's a regular length book, 194 pages. Please read at least... Learn more
  • September 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    "Managing the Unmanageable" by Mantle, et al.

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    We are reading "Managing the Unmanageable." by Mantle and Lichty. Warning, it's a long book, 464 pages. Please read at least the free kindle sample, which is about 5 or... Learn more
  • July 24, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    "Personal Kanban" by Barry & Benson

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    If you already attended the event on the 17th, this is the same book. We will be discussing: "Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life", Tonianne DeMaria Barry ,... Learn more
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    "Personal Kanban" by Barry & Benson

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    We will be discussing: "Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life", Tonianne DeMaria Barry , Jim Benson, available for $10 on Amazon. Please read half the book, or... Learn more
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