Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Literature to get ready for the ACP exam

Literature for the ACP Exam, free book reviews

You are in the process of studying for the ACP Exam?
Then you need some good sources for getting ready for the Exam. Besides the fact that you have to collect the 21 hours for the preparation, you should buy one or two books, so that you get the same information or even more information from a different point of view.
One criterion for a good book should be a test simulation or at least a lot of sample questions, to get a feeling what you will see in the exam later.
For the PMP, the first address is always the Pmbok, but with the ACP you won't find a PMI Pmbok, so you have to look for books you like.
So here comes some help. The PMI IS CoP, the PMI Communities of Practice started an initiative to distribute interesting Literature in relation to any PMI topic. For more details please visit their homepage: PMI IS CoP
At the moment they have more than 150 book reviews and yes, there are book reviews for three books about the ACP Exam preparation.
My friend Frédéric gave me the okay to share the links with you. So below you will find the link to three book reviews as a pdf file.
I hope this will help you a bit.

Thomas Schneider
PMI chapter SFBAC

Book review I

Book review II

Book review III

And last but not least, here the complete list of all eleven books, which PMI takes as the foundation for all questions of the ACP Exam.

  • Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber
ISBN #0977616649 
  •  Agile Software Development
The Cooperative Game – 2nd Edition
Alistair Cockburn
ISBN #0321482751

  • The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility
Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick
ISBN #0321502752

  • Coaching Agile Teams
Lyssa Adkins
ISBN #0321637704

  • Agile Project Management
Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition
Jim Highsmith
ISBN #0321658396

  • Becoming Agile: an imperfect world
Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky
ISBN #1933988258

  • Agile Estimating and Planning
Mike Cohn
ISBN #0131479415

  • The Art of Agile Development
James Shore
ISBN #0596527675

  • User Stories Applied
For Agile Software Development
Mike Cohn
ISBN #0321205685

  • Agile Project Management with Scrum
Ken Schwaber
ISBN #073561993X

  • Lean-Agile Software Development
Achieving Enterprise Agility
Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott
ISBN #0321532899
As this list can change from time to time, here the link here you can find the latest version:
LINK PMI Books for ACP

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