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Scrum: 2Q18 PM Book Club Review

Scrum Book Cover

Title: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Author: Jeff Sutherland, Co-creator of Scrum and J.J. Sutherland Year: 2014 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 2Q18 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Video: TEDx Talk by Jeff Sutherland Introduction Scrum is a project management framework based upon Agile principles and values. ...

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DRiVE: 3Q16 PM Book Club Review

Drive

Join the discussion on Daniel Pink's book. Do you agree with his position that “Carrots and Sticks are so last century. For 21st century work, we need to upgrade to autonomy, mastery, and purpose."

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Start With Why: 2Q16 PM Book Club Review

Start With Why

Title: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Author: Simon Sinek Year: 2011 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 2Q16 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action View Mr. Sinek’s TED talk that inspired the book to understand the basics of how he sees the WHY inspiring the HOW before finally getting ...

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Talk Like Ted: 1Q16 PM Book Club Review

Talk Like Ted

If Project managers are anything, they are communicators. Translating technical issues into business impacts and status updates into what it means for your weekend are just a couple examples. Often, this communication is via email or conference call, but PMs also regularly present in person. These in-person presentations may be for a broad set of audiences and cover a variety of messages. For example consider how differently the messages and audiences may be for kick-offs, lessons learned, steering committee updates and end user training. Talk Like Ted addresses 9 principles for effective presentations and public speaking and cleverly uses the most popular TED presentations to demonstrate each.

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The Energy Bus: Nov 2015 PM Book Club Review

The Energy Bus

Title: The Energy Bus Author: Jon Gordon Year: 2007 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: November 2015 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy It may be the most common project management challenge. You are assigned responsibility to deliver a new project, but given no authority over the project team members. This ...

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Lessons Learned in Project Management: Oct 2015 PM Book Club Review

Lessons Learned in Project Management

Title: Lessons Learned in Project Management: 140 Tips in 140 Words or Less Author: John A. Estrella, PhD Year: 2010 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: October 2015 Lessons Learned in Project Management: 140 Tips in 140 Words or Less is a unique format with brief PM tips from a wide range of individuals. While a straight read is possible, it may be most beneficial ...

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Fierce Conversations: Sept 2015 PM Book Club Review

Fierce Conversations

Title: Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time Author: Susan Scott Year: 2004 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: September 2015 Communication is hard. Research shows that communication is most effective when performed in person, yet none of us need research to know how often in-person communication fails. This is true in our professional lives as well ...

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