It’s surreal when you see your first official book review.
Your stomach is in knots.
What if they don’t like it?
You can’t hide it. It’s out there. For all the world to see.
Well it was with great relief (and trepidation) that I read the first official online review of The Agile Samurai on Dr. Dobbs today and was thrilled to see they liked it!
Mike Riley was generous in his praise of the book.
The clear themes that pervade throughout are the importance of personal and team alignment, effective organizational skills, active and persistent client engagement and having the fortitude to be an honest, trustworthy partner who will tell it like it is, even if it’s bad news.
I was also glad to see the theme of ‘you can’t take this stuff too seriously’ came through.
I know not everyone is going to like The Agile Samurai. But I sure am glad the someone did.
So thank you Dr. Dobbs and Mike Riley for making the first review a kind one.
Like Mike says:
Nothing is more hypocritical than a non-agile book on agile methodology. Gobs of tables, charts, lists and ROI analysis are preachy CYA consultant material, but hardly do much for people in the trenches trying to succeed at their jobs within the ever shrinking constraints they may be under. Fortunately for readers of The Agile Samurai, this is not one of those books.