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How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams

How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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 " How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams will take place on March 20th, 2018 - the same evening as the Monthly Chapter Events from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

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

About the Book

How to Manage Complex Programs: High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams
by Tom Kendrick

Program manager it's one of the most challenging jobs you can have. Overseeing and coordinating multiple project teams and thousands of activities may seem a Herculean task, but it's easier with the right tools in hand.

"Successful program management begins with a good command of project management processes, but these are never sufficient. Once a program exceeds a certain scale, project processes become unwieldy. To see a program successfully through to completion, you must break the work down into simpler, smaller pieces and organize it into interdependent tasks.

Complete with diagrams, graphs, and real-life examples, How to Manage Complex Programs explains the ins and outs of program management and provides concrete and effective techniques for structuring deliverables, workflow, and staffing. You’ll learn to:

  • Decompose complex deliverables into manageable chunks
  • Develop coherent plans for component projects
  • Handle cross-project dependencies
  • Organize program staff and project leaders into a high-performing team
  • And more
  • Yes, program management is challenging. But with these proven strategies, it can also be highly rewarding—for you and for your organization..

Event Location: 
DoubleTree
1960 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, Virginia 22102
Agenda and Cost: 

Don't forget to register for the Monthly Chapter Event which takes place immediately after the Book Club.

Special Instructions: 
PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate up to six hours of reading, which converts to up 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 Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
PDUs Available: 
6 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
NA

About the Member's Only 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. Any PMIWDC member 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.