Reston Book Club: Maximizing Project Value

Reston Book Club: Maximizing Project Value

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on “Maximizing Project Value” will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. We will meet at the community room in the 1st floor Conference Room at L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club " below.

About the Book

Maximizing Project Value,by John C. Goodpasture

(current price is around $45.50 for the paperback plus shipping on Amazon, and $27.00 for the kindle version. The book may be available at your local library)

The book is about the tradeoff between project value and business value which are constantly in tension between the project manager and the project sponsor. In this book demonstrates how to increase a project’s value and ultimately contribute to the attainment of business goals through a review of value, as tangible resources and moral or ethical attributes, how best to approach decision-making and a review of the essential aspects of project management. The tools and methods the author described include: building the business case, using a project balance sheet, using earned value and applying game theory to optimize strategies.

Event Location

L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

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 E-book version is fine. This is also likely to be available through the library, check it out.

Special Instructions
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 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: 
4.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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