Book Club Meeting
Thursday, June 24, 2021 19:00 PM
Book: The effective executive: The definitive guide to getting the right things done
Author: Peter Drucker
The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.
Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned:
- Managing time
- Choosing what to contribute to the organization
- Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
- Setting the right priorities
- Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making
Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.
EARN 6 TECHNICAL PDUS AND 1 LEADERSHIP PDU! PMISOMD invites you to take part in the Agile Essentials, brought to you by Project Management Essentials!
Agile Essentials is a 1-day course that provides a comprehensive exploration into the essential, foundational concepts and practices of Agile. At the end of the course, students will have a strong working understanding of the Agile principles and common practices including Kanban and Scrum. Students participate in several hands-on exercises that reinforce the concepts presented in class.
• Why Agile?
• What is Agile?
• The Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles
• Lean and Kanban
• Scrum Methodology – Overview – Roles – Practices – Ceremonies
• Scrum Exercise
About the instructor:
Alan Zucker, PMP, Discipled Agile Instructor & Coach
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led the agile transformation of a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.
John H. Cable, Director Project Management of Excellence UMD
Ike Nwankwo, PMI Board Member
Agile Series Online Education
Last year, PMI Southern Maryland Chapter (PMISOMD) and the University of Maryland Project Management Center of Excellence (UMD PM COE) co-hosted the Agile Project Management Series with a series of five Agile Project Management meetings in Prince George's County, and five meetings in St. Mary's County. The 50 PDU program was widely successful. Now, the UMD PM COE has created an online Agile Project Management Series on EdX! They offer both a free version of the training and a paid version that provides unlimited access and an Agile Project Management Professional Certificate online. Over 500,000 people worldwide have registered!
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|Members with no Certification||288|
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