PMIWDC Member's Only May Book Club Meeting
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't
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Fairview Park Marriott - Networking Room
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book (e-book okay) to the meeting is required.
Purchase the book through Amazon at http://amzn.com/159420411X. This is one that is likely to be available through the library, though it might be wait-listed.
About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on The Signal and the Noise will take place on May 21st, 2013 - the same evening as the Chapter dinner meeting - and will be at the same time as PM Tools. We will be meeting in the Networking Room from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver
(current price is around $16 for the hardback plus shipping on Amazon. Paperback edition out but not sold by Amazon.)
PMs face uncertainty all the time, and sometimes we find ourselves in the position of having to make a prediction. Well, what do successful prognosticators do that we might be able to emulate?
This book is part of our “Visionary” track of books with ideas that promise to remake you or your organization. These books may be “fast” reads but they make you think about your work and maybe your life in brand new ways.
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate six to ten hours of reading, which converts to 6-10 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.
About the Monthly Book Club
The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.