PMIWDC Member's Only August Book Club Meeting

PMIWDC Member's Only August Book Club Meeting

Agile Excellence For Product Managers: A Guide to Creating Winning Products with Agile Development Teams by Greg Cohen

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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 Agile Excellence For Product Managers will take place on August 20, 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

Agile Excellence For Product Managers by Greg Cohen
(current price is around $24 for the paperback plus shipping on Amazon. Kindle edition available for $10)

Reviewers of this book praised its coverage of the product manager’s role in software development -- in a very quick read.  The role of the project manager may be similar to a product manager, depending on your organization.

“There are plenty of books that explain Agile, but they are mostly from the development point of view. 'Agile Excellence(tm) for Product Managers' provides the unique perspective of how product management professionals fit into the Agile framework and describes how Agile and product management fit together. Cohen provides a comprehensive treatise on being an Agile product manager." --Ivan Chalif, Director of Product Marketing at Alterian and Chief Blogger at

This book is part of our “Agile” track of books that extend your knowledge base into agile approaches to development.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott - Networking Room
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:
5:30pm - 6:30pm: 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 at

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate more than six hours of reading, which converts to 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.
PDUs Available: 
6.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

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.

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