Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit for Software Development Managers by Mary Poppendieck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is probably the best book on management of software development that I have read so far. I appreciate that Poppendiecks propagate the principles and certain mind-set and not some specific methods for agile development. The best of all, I see from my own work that many of these principles do work if properly followed and communicated to the rest of the team and to the clients.
Examples from the lean production are not always very illuminating, yet sometimes provoke interesting analogies.