SWET8 – books, videos and other stuff

In my last blog post I tried to summarize the SWET8 conference as a whole. One thing I omitted on purpose was all the great pointers to books and other sources of knowledge that I got during the weekend. This blog post will try to gather them all in one place. The variety of different topics really speaks for how diverse discussions we had throughout (and after) the conference. And remember, these are only the ones I have encountered, I expect to have missed many more in the discussions I was not part of.

Disclaimer: I have enlisted the items from my vague and sometimes ambiguous notes, so there is not guarantee that I always picked the right thing.

Visualisation and presentation:

The back of the napkin by Dan Roam

Death by PowerPoint by David JP Philips (video)

Using your visual super powers by Torbjörn Ryber

Introducing the idea shapers by Brandy Agerbeck (video)

Testing concepts and heuristics:

STRIDE security threat model

You are not done yet by Michael Hunter

Software Quality characteristics by Rikard Edgren, Henrik Emilsson and Martin Jansson

HTSM by James Bach

Testing cheat sheet by Elisabeth Hendrickson, James Lyndsay and Dale Emery

Safety instructions front and back by Atlassian

Software development:

The Phoenix project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford

This is lean by Niklas Modig and Pär Åhlström

Communication and relations:

Effective communication skills (online course)

The Five Love Languages

Bemötandekoden by Lena Skogholm

Failure demand (concept)

Fish Sticks (Fisk) and Fisk 2 by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen and Harry Paul

Management and strategy:

Strategic thinking skills (online course)

Art of war by Sun Tzu

Switch by Chip & Dan Heath

Scientific method:

Conjectures and Refutations by Karl Raimund Popper

So that´s it for now. If something more pops up that slipped my memory I will add it later.

Meanwhile, credit to all participants who contributed to this list: Anna Elmsjö, Joel Rydén, David Högberg, Sigge Birgisson, Fredrik Almén, Göran Bakken, Martin Jansson, Erik Brickarp, Carita Jansson Tsiantes, Mattias Gustavsson and myself.






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