Reston Book Club: Maximizing Project Value

Reston Book Club: Maximizing Project Value

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Maximizing Project Value” will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the 1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club " below.

About the Book

Maximizing Project Value,by John C. Goodpasture

(current price is around $45.50 for the paperback plus shipping on Amazon, and $27.00 for the kindle version. The book may be available at your local library)

The book is about the tradeoff between project value and business value which are constantly in tension between the project manager and the project sponsor. In this book demonstrates how to increase a project’s value and ultimately contribute to the attainment of business goals through a review of value, as tangible resources and moral or ethical attributes, how best to approach decision-making and a review of the essential aspects of project management. The tools and methods the author described include: building the business case, using a project balance sheet, using earned value and applying game theory to optimize strategies.

Event Location

L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion

Free meeting for Chapter members.

Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.

Purchase the book through Amazon at http://goo.gl/WUrPz2. E-book version is fine. This is also likely to be available through the library, check it out.

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
PDUs Available: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Member's Only Reston Book Club

The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.

Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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