April Reston Book Club Meeting - Scrum Mastery
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CACI 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
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
An E-book version is fine if you can find one. It may also be available from your local library.
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 Scrum Mastery will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of CACI from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership by Geoff Watts (2013) Current price is $29.99 for the Kindle edition on Amazon. The book may also be available from your local library.
Through storytelling gleaned from years of coaching agile teams the author distills his approach to getting scrum teams to work well by emphasizing:
• The skills and characteristics of great Scrum Masters
• How to generate, maintain and increase engagement from the team
• How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums.
• How to foster a more creative and collaborative team
• How to increase the performance of the team
• How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster
This book is ideal for practicing scrum masters who want to improve their game.
5 PDUs for Certified PMs
About the Book Club
The Reston 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.
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Sociological
Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needsTeam Building
Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.