The next edition of Head First PMP is almost here

We’re thrilled to announce that the 4th edition of our PMP preparation guide, Head First PMP, is in the final stretch of its production cycle. It will be released very soon! We just got the last of the proofs back from our (fantastic) proofreader, and it looks really good. We’ve gotten so many notes from readers asking about the release date, so we’re especially happy to point out that the release page on the Amazon page for the 4th edition is accurate.

You can pre-order the book here:

We’re excited to finish this project and provide what we believe to be the most effective PMP preparation guide on the market. We’ve updated it to include all of the new material in the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide. But we’ve stuck the central idea behind every edition of the book, the idea that we think has made it so successful: that we teach you about project management in a way that also prepares you for the exam. We’ve continued our commitment to helping you learn, not cram, so you can become a better project manager while you prepare for certification.

Thanks again for your patience, and for your support over the years.

Announcing our latest book: Head First Agile

We’re pleased to announce that our latest book, Head First Agile, is finally here. We’re so pleased with how it turned out… and we’re not alone! Head First Agile has already gotten such a positive response from early reviewers.

In Head First Agile, we answer the question “What is agile?” and go in to give you a deep dive into Scrum, XP, and Lean/Kanban. We also include a complete guide to the PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification, so if you’re preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam, this is definitely the book for you!

You can buy the book from Amazon (and other retailers):

It’s also included with your Safari subscription. If you’re not on Safari, you can start a free trial right now:

So if you’re looking for a fun, easy-to-understand, brain-friendly guide to agile, we really think you’ll love this book.

A reader takes a closer look at Head First Agile


Announcing our upcoming book: Head First Agile

Head First Agile cover

We are extremely excited to announce our next book, Head First Agile, will be published by O’Reilly Media.

Have you been reading about agile, and want to learn more? Do you think that agile might help you and your team build better software? You’re not alone. Agile has gotten really popular with software teams because the ones that have “gone agile” often talk about the great results they get. The software they build is better, which makes a big difference to them and their users. Not only that, but when agile teams are effective, they have a much better time at work! Things are more relaxed, and the working environment is a lot more enjoyable.

Head First Agile is a brain-friendly guide to understanding agile concepts and ideas. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Understanding the agile mindset: You’ll learn what an agile methodology is, and why agile methodologies that seem so different can still all be agile
  • Managing projects better with Scrum: This popular and effective lightweight methodology can help you build better, more valuable software, and make your team and your users happier
  • Engineering better code with XP: Its focus on code and programming can help you and your team build better systems
  • Continuously improving with Lean and Kanban: You’ll learn how they can help your whole team get better every day

We have two goals for Head First Agile. First and foremost, we want you to learn agile. But we also are focused on our readers looking to pass the PMI-ACP certification, so not only does the book have 100% coverage of the material for the PMI-ACP exam, it also includes end-of-chapter exam questions, a complete exam study guide, exam tips, and a full-length practice PMI-ACP exam—everything that you need to pass the exam.

Head First Agile will be available at retailers in Fall 2016.