PMIWDC Reston Book Club October Meeting

PMIWDC Reston Book Club October Meeting

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

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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 “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right" by Atul Gawande will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. 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

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right,Atul Gawande

(Current price is under $10.00 for paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $9.99 for the kindle version on Amazon. (The book may also be available from your local library.)

The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail.

In Checklist the author makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. Through a series of case studies, Gawande reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds.

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.

You can purchase the book through Amazon. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.

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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