Do you have a passion for learning? Do you enjoy stimulating conversations?
Are you interested in meeting new people?
KIPMI BOOK CLUB
Benefits of a Book Club include:
- You will read (and learn) more
- You will build social connections
- You will engage in conversations that exchange ideas
- You will earn professional development units (PDUs)
The Chapter Board is excited to offer this program to our membership. We hope you will join us!
Attending a Book Club event is also an excellent opportunity to meet with and get to know Chapter members and guests. The club will meet once a quarter for 90 minutes. You can earn a total of 2 PDUs, one for reading the book and one for participating in the discussion. At this time the event will be virtual, but we hope there will be an opportunity in the future for us to meet in person, if desired.
If you have any questions regarding the book club or would like to recommend a book please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Book - The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management
February 24, 2021 - 6pm - 7:30pm
Join us in February for a lively conversation about project management and managing project teams. Chapter members and guests will discuss the themes presented by Tom DeMarco in his novel, The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management.
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.
The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management can be purchased from Amazon or check out your local library to borrow it!