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 and discussion. One person serves as facilitator to guide and promote discussion. It is an excellent way to meet other chapter members and open a dialogue regarding trends and challenges experienced by those in project management roles.
Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management 1st Edition by Mackenzie Kyle (Author)
PDU Category: Strategic & Business
Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way.
Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that could make or break his career. With no project management experience, and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha, Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas of company politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirling out of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters some indispensable project management tools along the way.
Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rational approach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to grasp these principles is the key to his survival, and could be the key to yours. Making It Happen enables the reader to transform risky, real-life situations into success.
•Provides a simple, non-technical approach, useful to any business person involved in teams or managing projects
•Offers practical tools and principles that will make any project a success: from office moves to product roll-outs, systems implementations to training program delivery, and everything in between
•Boxes, definitions, and charts highlight key points and practical project management tips.
La Madeleine Restaurant, 900 Highway 114, Grapevine, 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.
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
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