May Reston Book Club Meeting - Improving Retrospectives
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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 Fifty Quick Ideas will take place on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. We will meet in the first-floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Retrospectives by Ben Williams and Tom Roden (2015) Current price is under $10.00 for the Kindle version on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.
Learn how to improve retrospectives with fifty ideas designed to help you enhance your continuous improvement effort. This book will help you get better outcomes from retrospectives. Tips on how best to prepare for retrospectives, generate innovative insights, achieve useful outcomes, improve ceremonial facilitation, and in general keep things fresh are contained in this book. We include ideas for people with varying levels of experience. So, whether you are just getting started with Scrum and retrospectives, or a veteran of continuous improvement looking to fine-tune or get new ideas, or if your retrospectives have become a bit stale and need re-invigorating, there are ideas in here to support you.
CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
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/Xn5CFT. 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.Sociological
Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.
Hard SkillsResource Problem Solving
"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraintsTools
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
Industry / SectorI.T.
Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies