Leadership reading lists: Austin and Berlin 2019 conferences

We've compiled a list of books and recommended reads from our speakers at Lead Dev Austin and Berlin conferences in 2019. Watch the talks then check out the books and articles for even more insights and new perspectives.

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Lead Dev Austin 2019

On motherhood and leading engineering teams | Tara Feener (Talk video)

  • The Fifth Trimester - Lauren Smith Brody
  • Cribsheet - Emily Oster
  • “End the Plague of Secret Parenting” - The Atlantic

Splitting the monolith | Jimmy Bogard (Talk video)

  • The Pheonix Project - Gene Kim, George Spafford, Kevin Behr
  • Value Stream Mapping - Karen Martin and Mike Osterling

Managing risks together | Dr Jonathan Graham (Talk video)

  • Getting to Yes - Roger Fisher and William Ury
  • Never Split the Difference - Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
  • Atomic Habits - James Clear
  • Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential - Carol Dweck
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni

Observability that matters | Tom Oketch (Talk video)

  • Practical Monitoring: Effective Strategies for the Real World - Mike Julian

The four components of high performing teams | Lisa van Gelder (Talk video)

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink

The race to Mach 2.0 at scale | Nickolas Means (Talk video)

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

Lead Dev Berlin 2019

Software engineering practices to improve management | Nicky Thompson (Talk video)

  • It's the Manager - Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Levelling up as a Lead Developer | Pat Kua (Talk video)

  • Talking with Tech Leads - Pat Kua
  • The Retrospective Handbook - Pat Kua
  • Building Evolutionary Architectures - Pat Kua

Becoming a team, one pixel at a time | Lena Reinhard (Talk video)

  • Feedback (and Other Dirty Words) - Laura Dowling Grealish, M. Tamra Chandler

Cultivating architecture | Birgitta Boeckeler (Talk video)

  • Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems - Sam Newman
  • 2019 State of DevOps report
  • Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations - Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Nicole Forsgren

Strategies for making impossible decisions | Scott Triglia (Talk video)

  • The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
  • Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts - Annie Duke

Handling security issues | Markus Holtermann (Talk video)

  • Agile Application Security: Enabling Security in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline - Laura Bell, Michael Brunton-Spall, Rich Smith, Jim Bird

How to affect change without losing your job | Duretti Hirpa (Talk video)

  • The Four Tendencies - Gretchen Rubin
  • Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within - Carmen Medina, Debra Cameron, and Lois Kelly