August Reston Book Club Meeting - Agile Metrics

August Reston Book Club Meeting - Agile Metrics

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About the Book Club Meeting

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 Agile Metrics in Action will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 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
Agile Metrics in Action: Measuring and Enhancing the Performance of Agile Teams by Christopher W. H. Davis (2015) Current price is under $39.00 plus shipping for the paperback edition on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.

Agile Metrics in Action: Measuring and enhancing the performance of Agile teams is a practical book that shows how to take the data already being generated to make teams, processes, and products better. It points out which metrics to use to objectively measure performance and what data really counts, along with where to find it, how to get it, and how to analyze it. The book also shows how all team members can publish their own metrics through dashboards and radiators, taking charge of communicating performance and individual accountability. Along the way, it offers practical data analysis techniques, including a few emerging Big Data practices.

Event Location

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

Agenda and Cost:

This event begins at 5:30pm.

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 here https://goo.gl/gzEaB9. An E-book version is fine if you can find one. 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: 
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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