Reston Book Club: Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects by Johanna Rothman
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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 “Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects" by Johanna Rothman will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. We will meet at the community room in the1st 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
Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, by Johanna Rothman
(Current price is under $24.00 for a paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $15.94 for the kindle version. The book may also be available from your local library.)
This book will introduce you to different ways of ordering all of the projects you are working on now, and help you figure out how to staff them-even when you’ve run out of project teams to do the work.Once you learn to manage your portfolio better, you’ll avoid emergency “fire-drills”. The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they are software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers.You may be accustomed to spending time in meetings where you still don’t have the data you need to evaluate your projects. Here, with a few measures, you’ll be able to quickly evaluate each project and come to a decision quickly.You’ll learn how to define your team’s, group’s, or department’s mission with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you can make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization.
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/pjZjGN. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.
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.