Reston Book Club: Improving your Project Management Skills
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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 “Improving your Project Management Skills” will take place on Wednesday, July 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
Improving your Project Management Skills, by Larry Richman
(Current price is around $11.46 for paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $9.99 for the kindle version. The book is available from PMI members on the eReads and Reference service at no charge to PMI members.)
Based on the hugely popular American Management Association seminar of the same name, this book is a practical reference for repeatable steps that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs. This book provides tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for: planning and budgeting; defining project scope; project scheduling; implementation; performance measurement; leadership and staff issues; work breakdown structures; alignment with business goals; risk assessment and management; communication; and, project closure. The book includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples. Equal parts learning tool and workplace reference, "Improving Your Project Management Skills" puts the power of a world-class project management seminar in your hands.
L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
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/acrROV. E-book version is fine. This is also likely to be available through the library, check it out.
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.
About the Monthly Book Club
The Monthly 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. Anyone 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.