Book Club (South)
There are many ways to improve your professional knowledge and skills. One way is to increase your knowledge 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 the 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.
SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates – and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere. Take the FBI attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million. Then, the FBI turned to Scrum, and just over a year later unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff. And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with.
Every organization, whatever its size, constantly must come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed. Filled with practical examples drawn from all types and organization it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management – and show you how to get things done however every day or ambitious, however small or large your organization.
Talent Triangle Alignment:
la Madeleine French Bakery & Café
4626 SW 820
Fort Worth, TX
There is no cost to attend this event. Attendees will be responsible for acquiring the book and for covering their food/beverage costs at the restaurant.
Gather at this location, and order your breakfast and coffee. Look for the group in a designated area of the restaurant.
The facilitator will open the session and handle the meeting logistics. Using a book discussion outline, the group will discuss the selected book and upon completion will rate the book. This information is then uploaded to the chapter website.
Other book club business includes:
Select future books by popular vote (see webpage for details)
Select the meeting facilitator for the next book (volunteer requested)
Request a volunteer to write a review for the current book to be posted on the chapter website
Want to learn more? See the Book Club webpage
You can earn PDUs by simply reading the book. Under the new CCRS guidelines, reading is its own category ("Education - Read"). You can earn up to four (4) PDUs for reading the book selection. You will also earn two (2) "Informal Learning" PDUs for attending the meeting. One volunteer will earn an additional "Giving Back - Volunteering" PDU for writing a book review or (2) PDUs for facilitating the meeting. The alignment to the Talent Triangle will vary based on the book selection. Please note that "Giving Back" PDUs has a maximum allowed per certification cycle.
Please note: Category limitations may apply
If you have questions, please send an e-mail
to the book club manager.