Early Release for Head First C#, 4th edition

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that the first two chapters of our next book, Head First C# (4th edition), are now available as a PDF from our GitHub page and on the O’Reilly learning platform. We’ve put a huge amount of work this new edition, which includes:

  • New and improved projects that help you learn C# and .NET Core
  • Cross-platform support using Visual Studio on both Windows and Mac
  • A Unity Lab at the end of every chapter that uses 3D game development with Unity to help you learn and explore C#
  • A brand new cover design!

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Announcing “What is Scrumban?”

We’re excited to announce our latest O’Reilly publication, “What is Scrumban?” – a report to help you take your Scrum and Agile implementation to the next level.

The most common Agile framework for project management and product delivery today is Scrum. If you combine Scrum with Kanban—an Agile method for process improvement and workflow management—you get Scrumban: a project management/product delivery tool that features pull systems, workflow visualization, and process improvement.

In this report, Andrew examines the fundamentals of Scrum and Kanban, and explains how a Scrumban hybrid can combine Scrum and Kanban effectively and take both of them to the next level. A widely recognized expert in transforming and improving software organizations, teams, and code, Stellman explains how teams that adopt Scrumban combine the core parts of both approaches to deliver better products today while continuing to improve into the future. Agile practitioners will discover why a growing number of software teams now use Scrumban.

  • Review the core elements of Scrum and Kanban for product delivery and process improvement
  • Understand how Scrumban incorporates the empirical process control of Scrum with the pull systems of Kanban to maintain the integrity of both
  • Explore common misconceptions, including the notion that Scrum and Kanban have the same goals or that Scrumban is just “iterationless” Scrum
  • Learn how to use your current Scrum implementation as a starting point for meaningful process improvement that can make your product delivery even more effective
  • Examine a case study that describes a successful real-world implementation of a Scrum and Kanban hybrid

What is Scrumban? is available on the O’Reilly learning platform. If you don’t have access to the platform, please contact us and we send get a copy of the report to you.

Announcing the 4th edition of Head First PMP

We’re pleased to announce our latest book, the 4th edition of Head First PMP, the latest edition of our popular preparation guide for the Project Management Professional certification exam. We thoroughly updated it to include all of the latest information to prepare you to pass the current PMP exam. But there’s one thing we kept: we use the language, ideas, and practical techniques of project management, so instead of cramming, you’re learning. We don’t just want you to pass the exam; we want to help you become a better project manager. That’s why Head First PMP is the easiest way to get the concepts behind the PMP exam into your brain.

Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.

This book will help you:

  • Learn PMP’s underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors
  • Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition
  • Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies
  • Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining

What will you learn from this book?

Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.

Head First PMP, 4th edition is available from Amazon and in bookstores worldwide. Learn more at the O’Reilly catalog page.