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Discussions on PM literature

Each book review begins with a tour of the book and culminates in a discussion with the author. Comments and discussion points are welcome.

Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a book discussion. Book clubs are great interactive staff development, with sustainable and lasting results -  we can help you select topics, literature and run the review and discussion forum.

 



Reading List and Discussion Forums (2010- 2012)

 

The Project Management Office or PMO: A Quest For Understanding

By Dr Brian Hobbs, Dr Monqiue Aubry

Online Discussion 

Need to purchase a copy? It's available at PMI.org and also from Amazon.

 

Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice 

By Dr Svetlana Cicmil, Dr Terry Cooke-Davies, Prof Lynn Crawford, Dr  Kurt Richardson 

Opening Session -  Overview 

Online Discussion

Need to purchase a copy? It's available at PMI.org and also from Amazon.


Post Project Reviews to Gain Effective Lessons Learned By Prof. Terry Williams

Opening session - Overview and Introduction

Online Discussion - overview and questions are open, focussed review and discussion NOW open access - sign up for membership to access book clubs earlier.

Interview with the author, Prof Terry Williams (available from Dec1 2011)

Need to purchase a copy? It's available at PMI.org  (online copy is free if you are a PMI member) and also from Amazon.

 

The Mindset for Creating Project Value By Dr Thomas Lechler and John C Byrne 

Opening Session 

Online Discussion [MEMBERS] - Open for review - current topics, what is project value and project value mindset.

Do you have any questions you would like to ask about this research?

Author Discussion with Thomas Lechler. Cancelled.

Need to purchase a copy? It's available at PMI.org and Amazon

 

Situational Sponsorship of Projects and Programs: An Empirical ReviewBy Prof Lynn Crawford, Dr Terry Cooke-Davies, Dr Brian Hobbs, Les Labuschagne, Dr Kaye Remington, and Dr Ping Chen

Opening Session - introduction and overview 

Online Discussion [MEMBERS] open for review

Do you have any questions you would like to ask about this research?

Author Discussion with Prof. Lynn Crawford was held April 13th North America April 14th Australia. Hear a recording of the discussion.

Need to purchase a copy? It is available at PMI.org and Amazon

 

Governance Frameworks for Public Project Development and Estimation 

 By Dr Ole Jonny Klakegg, Prof Terry Williams, and Ole Morten Magnussen.

Opening Session: video presentation or ppt download [MEMBERS]
Online Discussion [MEMBERS] open for review
Do you have a question about this book you would like to ask?
Author Discussion Hear a recording of the discussion held December 16th 2010.

If you need to purchase a copy it is available at PMI.org or Amazon

Researching the Value of Project Management

Opening Session:  available to members (Sept 16th  2010)
Online Discussion [MEMBERS] open for review
Author Discussion: with the authors (Prof Janice Thomas, Mark Mullaly) and researchers from the project WILL BE RESCHEDULED
There will be an opportunity for Q&A after this author discussion - please contact Stella to register.
                         

PMI members can read this book for free.

Need to purchase a copy you can at the marketplace at PMI.org or Amazon

Project Management Circa 2025 - Selected chapters provide focus for discussion 

Opening Session: Completed May 20th 2010
Online Discussion: open for review
Author Discussion: with selected authors Completed June 24th 2010
                         Hear the recording of this discussion.
                         Read the transcript of the recording.
Forum Discussion: *PLEASE LOG IN * to discuss what PM research is doing to support the future needs of PM.
Interviews with authors about their chapters at PMI.org

Need to purchase a copy

Selling Project Management to Senior Executives By Dr Janice Thomas, Dr Connie Delisle and Dr Kam Jugdev

Opening Session: completed April 29th 2010
Online Discussion: Open for review
Author Discussion: with Prof Janice Thomas Completed May 13 2010

 

Proposed Reading

 Understanding Decision Making Within Distributed Project Teams by Dr Mario Bourgault, Dr Nathalie Drouin, Jaouad Daoudi and Emilie Hamel

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