Book Club

Join us for a cup of coffee and a great discussion!  Book clubs have been around for decades and are now gaining popularity within the corporate environment and now for project management practitioners like you!

Book-club-meeting.jpgThe FWPMI Book Club offers:

  • A venue that encourages discussion and exchange on project management topics
  • An alternative to traditional meetings that still qualifies for PDUs

Would you like to participate in a book club?  Here's what you do:

  1. Go to the Chapter's calendar to find the date of the next book club meeting and register for it. 
  2. The event description includes the name of the book and author.  Acquire the book through the local library, book store or perhaps an e-book application.  Read it and come to the meeting prepared to discuss it.

To view the 2021 Book List please click here.

Book Club Meeting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How is the book club meeting structured?

Each meeting has a facilitator who guides the discussion.  Order your breakfast and after brief announcements, we'll begin the discussion. 

What is the cost?  There is no cost for the event.  Your only cost is your breakfast and the book.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for the event.  Your only cost is your breakfast and the book.

How are books selected?

Book club members are encouraged to nominate books based on specific criteria:  It must be relevant to project management, the book cannot cost more than $30 or have more than 300 pages.

How many PDUs can I earn?

You can earn PDUs by simply reading the book. Under the new CCRS guidelines, reading is its own category ('Education - Read'). You can earn up to four (4) PDUs for reading the book selection.  You will also earn two (2) 'Informal Learning' PDUs for attending the meeting.  One volunteer will earn an additional 'Giving Back - Volunteering' PDU for writing a book review or (2) PDUs for facilitating the meeting. The alignment to the Talent Triangle will vary based on the book selection.  Please note that 'Giving Back' PDUs has a maximum allowed per certification cycle.  Category limitations may apply. 

Who do I contact for more information?

Send an email to the book club coordinator. 

Book Reviews

The following books have been reviewed by the book club members.  To read the review, click the link.  

Book

Author Reviewer Rating

(5 pts scale)
Agile PMO Michael Nir Jennifer Lipschultz 2.5
Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great  Esther Derby Rose Abbl 3.8
Agile Leadership & Management Change - Project Lessons from Winston Churchill Mark Kozak-Holland Cathy Brown 4.28
Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know Andy Crowe Belinda Potter 4.15
Beyond Performance 2.0 Scott Keller & Bill Schaninger Greg Huitson 4
Conflict 101 Susan H. Shearouse Kim Cooley 4.86
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler Nancy Johnson 4.6
Death by Meeting Patrick Lencioni Kellie Dye 4.5
DRiVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink Greg Hutson 4
Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni Nancy Johnson 4.6
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck Jim Collins Laura Keckhut 3.7
How to Deal with Difficult People Gill Hasson Samantha Fox 3.75
Polaris: Lessons in Risk Management Dr. John J. Byrne, PMP Bob Putnam 3.3
Power of Thoughtful Leadership Lisa Kohn and Robyn McLeod Jill Brown 4.1
Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers Robert Kriegel and David Brandt Tanja Bell 4.1
Scrappy Project Management Kimberly Wiefling Bruce Falcon 3.4
Silos, Politics & Turf Wars Patrick Lencioni Steve Tefertiller 4.5
Silos, Politics and Turf Wars Patrick Lencioni Jennifer Lipschultz 4
Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life Tony Jeary John P. Dyer 4
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard Dan and Chip Heath Ernest Chapman, Jr. 4
The Advantage Patrick Lencioni John P. Dyer 4
The Art and Discipline of Strategic Leagership Mike Freedman with Benjamin B. Tregoe John P. Dyer 4
The Power of Acknowledgement Judith W. Umlas Julie Farmer 3.66
The Southwest Airlines Way Jody Hoffer Gittell Greg Hutson 4.8

Book Club

Interested in joining us at a future book club discussion?

Check out the links below for useful book club documents.

Book Club Discussion is based on questions found in this guide.

Would you like to nominate a book for selection?

Fill out this form and submit it to the book club coordinator.

Check out the current list of nominated books.

Are you reviewing a book?

 Fill out this template and email it to the book club coordinator.