Book Club (South)

Date & Time: 

  Saturday 11/18/2017 - 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: 

  La Madeleine (SW Fort Worth)

Book Club (South)

There are many ways to improve your professional knowledge and skills. One way is to increase your knowledge is by reading current and relevant project management books.
 
We've created book clubs that are designed to be small discussion groups led by a facilitator. It's an informal group meeting for a Saturday morning breakfast. These are professional like-minded individuals who are striving to increase their knowledge and skills.

Earn PDU's:
This is a PDU qualified event.  PDU's are filed by the attendee according to the following guidelines: 

Reading the book: 2-4 PDUs,(based on hours to read book)
Reviewer: 1 PDU
Attend the Meeting: 2 PDUs
Facilitator: 2 PDUs

Please note:  Category limitations may apply

Current book: 

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford



PDU Category - Technical



Overview:

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced.

With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited.

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again
 
Facilitator:  
TBD

Location:  

La Madeleine Restaurant, 4626 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX

Cost:  

There is no cost to attend this event.  Attendees will be responsible for acquiring the book and cover their food/beverage costs at the restaurant.    Please register so that we can estimate numbers for the restaurant.

Agenda:

Gather at this location and order your breakfast and coffee.  Look for the group in a designated area of the restaurant.

Facilitator will open session and handle meeting logistics.  Using a book discussion outline, the group will discuss book selection and upon completion will rate the book.  This information is then uploaded to the chapter website.

Other book club business includes:

* selection of next book by popular vote (see webpage for details)
* selection of meeting facilitor for next book (volunteer requested)
* Request volunteer to write a review for current book to be posted on chapter website

Want to learn more?  See the Book Club webpage.


Questions?  If you have any questions, please send an email to the book club manager.
 
 
     
Members Only Event
This event is for Chapter members only. You may join (or add) this Chapter through the PMI Global website (www.pmi.org). We typically receive your new membership information within 24 hours and you'll be able to sign-on to this Chapter website using your PMI ID number (or registered email address).