Book Club Meeting – February, 24 2021
Topic: The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management
For our next book club event, we will be discussing The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management by Tom DeMarco. Earn PDUs and get to know other members (and guests) of the Chapter.
With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams — three for each of the products. The teams are of different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other . . . and against an impossible deadline.
With these teams, and with the help of numerous consultants who come to his aid, Mr. Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime. Key chapters end with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.
If you are interested in participating, please register for the event below and grab the book from your local library, bookstore, or online retailer.
Introduction: 6:00pm – 6:15pm
Book discussion: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Closing: 7:15pm – 7:30pm
PDUs: 1 PDU for reading the book, 1 PDU for participating in the discussion.
Both PDUs fall under the Leadership domain experience of the PMI Talent Triangle.
Note: PDUs for this event will not be submitted by the Chapter. PDUs must be submitted directly to www.PMI.org.
|Event Date||02-24-2021 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-24-2021 7:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||12-29-2020 9:00 am|
|Cut off date||02-22-2021 1:00 pm|