June Reston Book Club Meeting - The Truth Machine

June Reston Book Club Meeting - The Truth Machine

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

$0.00
Event Date

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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 The Truth Machine will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. We will meet in the first-floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

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

About the Book
The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Michael Casey and Paul Vigna (2018) Current price is under $17.70 plus shipping for the hardcover edition on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.

In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping.

Event Location

CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

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 here https://goo.gl/MfP9Wb. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.

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
Talent Triangle Category: 
Technical

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Sociological

Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector

I.T.

Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

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