Saturday, May 04, 2019

Book for PMI-ACP Exam Prep: I Want To Be An ACP, 2nd Edition

I am pleased to announce the public availability of the book for Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP®) certification examination.

"I WANT TO BE An ACP - The plain and simple way to be a PMI-ACP"

Over two years have passed since the first edition release of this book. There are many professionals, who have referred this book to clear the PMI-ACP exam. 

Since 2017, when the first edition of the book came, many new agile practices have been into the mainstream. Various scaling approaches such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) have gained ground. The Project Management Institute (PMI) has come up with a new Agile practice guide. This book incorporates them all.

Also, new project management tools are coming up supporting Agile development or existing project management tools have added Agile features. Hence, this book uses many examples using Microsoft Project Agile and Atlassian Jira Agile. 

This new book also carries forward all the unique concepts of the earlier one – yogic tips, yogic revisions, videos in certain critical areas, formula gold cards etc. 

Thanks to all of you, who not only achieved success in the PMI-ACP exam, but also had the gratitude to write and share their learning. Many successful PMI-ACPs have referred this book and some have written their success stories. This book incorporates all their feedback. You can read the success stories in the below link.

PMI-ACP Success Stories

I believe the new edition of the book will guide you in your quest to be a PMI-ACP.

Overall Content of the Book: "I Want To Be An ACP"
  • Number of Chapters: 10
  • Number of Pages: 646
    • Without questions: 466
  • Total Number of Questions: 454
  • Full-Length Question Sets: 3 (Each question set has 120 questions)
  • Number of Chapter-end Questions: 94 

Other details, including price are available at:

Top Features of the Book: "I Want To Be An ACP"
The top nine features of the book are noted below

(1) Fully compliant with Exam Content Outline (ECO) for PMI-ACP Examination.
The book is written by keeping all domains, tasks, tools and techniques, knowledge and skills of the ECO in mind. Each and every task in the ECO has been thought through to prepare the content.

(2) Covers all 12 reference books (and guide), including the Agile Practice Guide.
In total there are 12 recommended books, all of which have been used in writing this book. These books are recommended for your PMI-ACP Exam.

(3) Includes many Scaling concepts in Agile development. 
Examples: Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Displined Agile (DA), Enterprise Scrum (ES). Includes new team based agile methods, e.g., Scrumban.

(4) Many examples with real world tools such as MS Project Agile, Atlassian Jira Agile.
Examples used: Product Backlog, Release Plan, Task Board, Velocity Chart, Burndown Chart etc.

(5) 450+ questions with many situational questions. 
There are many situational practice questions at the end of various chapters. The full-length question sets also contain a number of situational questions.

(6) Videos in many areas which are not easy to understand. 
Examples: Agile Earned Value Management (Agile EVM), Conflict Management etc.

(7) Additional required concepts referring over 60 books, articles.
Examples: Cost of Delay Divided by Duration (CD3), Sashimi, Swarming, Mobbing, Definition of Ready (DoR) vs Definition of Done (DoD) vs Acceptance Criteria, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paint-drip skills, advanced Risk Management in Agile, Impact Mapping etc.
These are applicable to both Product Owners and Agile Project Managers/Scrum Masters as well as Developers.

(8) Many new charts and metrics are added. 100s of tips and diagrams.
Examples: Product Burndown Chart, Feature Chart, Product Backlog refinement, Trend Analysis, Feedback loops, Learning Cycles etc.

(9) Over 50 areas where Agile Practitioners face problems and what to do about it. 
Example: Complex product architecture and problems in estimation; Deluge of defects during development; Product owner is not available on a full-time basis etc.

Few Published Articles - Referring the Book
To know the breakdown content of the book, please check the below index (partial one). The detailed index is part of the book. You can also send a mail to for detailed index.

Index of the Book 
The partial index of the book is shown below (Embedded Document). You can scroll in the embedded frame, to see the content.

If you are want to buy or have any queries on  this book, please send a mail to

Book Excerpts:

PMI-ACP Success Stories:

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