March Reston Book Club Meeting - The Inevitable

March Reston Book Club Meeting - The Inevitable

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About the Book Club Meeting

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 Inevitable will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. We will meet in the first-floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

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

About the Book
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly (2012) As of this writing the price is $12.23 for a paperback version on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.

Kevin Kelly provides a roadmap for the future, tracing changes he expects from the diffusion of technologies; from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture. Kelly both describes the trends—interacting, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. Kelly posits that by understanding the changes it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits.

Event Location

CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

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 here https://goo.gl/9vqgeB. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.

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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: 
PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Communication

Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Sociological

Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints

Tools

Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector

I.T.

Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

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