PMIWDC Reston Book Club July Meeting
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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 “Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results" by Drew Boyd will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. 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
Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results, Drew Boyd
(Current price is under $14.40 for paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $11.99 for the kindle version on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.)
The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to “think outside the box”—to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it’s a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engender creative thinking more generally. Inside the Box demonstrates Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), which systematizes creativity as part of the corporate culture. This counter-intuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity requires thinking inside the box, working in one’s familiar world to create new ideas independent of specific problems. SIT’s techniques and principles have instilled creative thinking into such companies as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and other industry leaders. Inside the Box shows how corporations have successfully used SIT in business settings as diverse as medicine, technology, new product development, and food packaging.
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.
You can purchase the book through Amazon. 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.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Team Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorGovernment
Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entitiesI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies
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.