Books by Ben Linders
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Books by Ben Linders

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
What Drives Quality
Continuous Improvement
The following 3 books are included in this bundle...

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This bunde contains all of my books that have been published on Leanpub:

With plenty of exercises for your personal retrospective toolbox, Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives will help you to become more proficient in doing retrospectives and to get more out of them.

My book What Drives Quality takes a deep dive into software quality with practical solutions for delivering high quality products . It helps you building an shared understanding what drives software quality, and effectively take action to prevent software problems from happening, saving time and money!

My book Continuous Improvement makes you aware of the importance of continuous improvement, explores how it is engrained in agile, and provides suggestions that Scrum masters, agile coaches, well everybody, can use in their daily work to improve continuously and increase team and organizational agility.

Buy all of my books with a 30% discount!

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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives

Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives

A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises
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We present you: A new agile book with many exercises for facilitating retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they bring, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.

This is a book for agile coaches, scrum masters, project managers, product managers and facilitators who already have some experience with retrospectives. 

With this book we are offering a half year of our work to the community to help teams all over the world to get better in doing retrospectives.

Want to stay informed about retrospectives and future versions of our book?

Join us at or join Luis Goncalves Monthly Webinar right here.

This book is being translated into many languages, they are all available on Leanpub.

Ben Linders & Luis Gonçalves

About the authors

We are both active bloggers at and On our blogs we share our experiences on several agile and lean topics including retrospectives.

During the years we have conducted many different kinds of retrospectives. We think that practicing different exercises helps to develop your own personal toolbox with retrospective exercises and get more value out of them


Gojko Adzic
Lisa Crispin
Franco Martinig
Mary Beijleveld
Jason Little
Adrian Fittolani
Mirella de Vries
Steve Berczuk
Pierre Neis
Fabian Schiller
Jesse Houwing
Henny Portman
Konstantinos Kareklas

13 reader testimonials

What Drives Quality

What Drives Quality

A Deep Dive into Software Quality with Practical Solutions for Delivering High-Quality Products -- Second Edition
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Second Edition: Fully Revised and Extended!

What Drives Quality explores how quality plays a role in all of the software development activities. It takes a deep dive into quality by listing the relevant factors of development and management activities that drive the quality of software products. It provides a lean approach to quality by analyzing the full development chain from customer requests to delivering products to users.

I'm aiming this book at software developers and testers, architects, product owners and managers, agile coaches, Scrum masters, project managers, and operational and senior managers who consider quality to be important.

A book on quality should be practical. It should help you, the reader of this book, to improve the quality of your software and deliver better products. It should inspire you and give you energy to persevere on your quality journey. What drives quality tries to do just that, and more.

This book is based on my experience as a developer, tester, team leader, project manager, quality manager, process manager, consultant, coach, trainer, and adviser in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement. It takes a deep dive into quality with views from different perspectives and provides ideas, suggestions, practices, and experiences that will help you to improve quality of the products that your organization is delivering.

This book views software quality from an engineering, management, and social perspective. It explores the interaction between all involved in delivering high-quality software to users and provides ideas to do it quicker and at lower costs.

Two add-on packages are available with this book:

  • Booklet Tools for Root Cause Analysis: 15 pages with practical processes, templates, checklists, and examples that help you to effectively analyze problems to identify the main causes that have led to them, and to initiate actions to prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.
  • Agile Self-assessment Game: This card Game helps teams to discover how agile they are and what they can do to increase their agility. Organizations use the overall results from team assessments to decide where to invest in their agile transformation and decide what the next steps will be.

More options to buy my book and game can be found in my webstore.

Feedback on this book is very much appreciated. Please sent your suggestions, comments, ideas or questions to

This book is based on the blog series What Drives Quality by Ben Linders.

Bill Curtis
Jan van Moll
William R. Corcoran
Shiv Sivaguru
Shane Hastie
Eran Kinsbruner
Capers Jones
Gojo Adzic
Diomidis Spinellis
Brandi Olson
Ilan Kirschenbaum
Rik D'huyvetters
Paul Hookham
Shirly Ronen-Harel

14 reader testimonials

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

A toolbox for Scrum masters and Agile Coaches to increase agility
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This is a book about continuous improvement in agile software development. Continuous improvement is what makes agile work. It’s at the heart of agile, whether you use Scrum, Kanban or any other agile framework.

The goal of this book is to make you aware of the importance of continuous improvement, explore how it is engrained in agile software development, and provide suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously and increase your organization's agility.

The book is a work in progress. You can buy the eBook for a discounted price as long as the book is being updated to learn more about continuous improvement. Thanks to Leanpub you will automatically receive all future versions for free :-).

Feedback on this book is very much appreciated. Please sent your suggestions, comments, ideas or questions to

Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable - Ben Linders.

About the Authors

Luis Gonçalves
Luis Gonçalves

My name is Luis Goncalves and I am an Organizational Transformation Coach. I train and assist companies with Agile RetrospectiveScrum, and Scrum Master training. 


For more information on this topic, you can find different ideas on the list Agile Retrospectives Ideas or, for distributed teams, by clicking on Tools for Distributed Agile Retrospectives.  


For more information, you can visit my website to read my other blogs about Agile RetrospectivesScrumScrum Master, and general Agile topics.  


If you are interested in an online training, I am currently developing several online trainings that can be found: Scrum Master Training

Ben Linders
Ben Linders

Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile RetrospectivesWaardevolle Agile RetrospectivesWhat Drives Quality and Continuous Improvement. Creator of the Agile Self-assessment Game.

As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organizations with deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers.

Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean, and Quality, and a well known speaker and author. He shares his experiences in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Culture and Methods at InfoQ, and as an expert in communities like ComputableQuoraDZone, and TechTarget. Follow him on twitter: @BenLinders.

In need of advice, consultancy, training? Have a question? Contact me!

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