Friday, November 22, 2013

Starting a Tech Lending Library

Just bought the Craig Larman agile library collection on Amazon for our lending library at work.

I first feel in love with Agile by reading Larman's Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide.  The organizational context that sets the stage for comparing and contrasting various agile (and non-agile) methods of software development is a powerful framework.  I find few managers choosing a method understand these concepts enough to make an informed choice.  Only a few hours with this book would raise their awareness to a much improved state.

Here how I started a mini-movement... one email...

I find an empty book shelf to be an aberration.  So I’m filling it up with techie books and some not so techie books.  Feel free to BORROW a book for a few weeks then bring it back for someone else to borrow.  Bring in those dusty books you found interesting and join me in creating a Tech Dev Lending Library.   Connector Breakout Lounge 5001.
There is no check out system, no late fees, no sexy librarian to scold you for not returning a book, just your guilty conscience.
So have a coffee, pick up a book, learn something new, share your knowledge with your colleagues.

The beginning of a Techie Lending Library
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Little Free Library Story from Beargrass Media on Vimeo.

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