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The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 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 " The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win will take place on April 17, 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

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
by Gene Kim

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced.

With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize workflow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited.

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

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.