My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is very straightforward and contains good advices to new and experienced agilists. It follows a pragmatic style and does a good job putting agile principles and practices into context using a dialog between a student and a samurai master.
A good tool I got from this book is the “Inception Deck”: a powerful expectation-setting tool containing 10 essential questions that should be asked at the beginning of any software project. It improves a lacking area of most agile processes: chartering. I’m even using a variation of this Inception Deck for setting expectations on my training classes. 🙂
This book and [b:Agile in a Flash: Speed-Learning Agile Software Development|10099132|Agile in a Flash Speed-Learning Agile Software Development|Jeff Langr|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51y-Zq-lD1L._SL75_.jpg|14996228] are my current favorite pragmatic guides to agile processes.