Welcome to the PMI-OC Book Club! The PMI-OC Book Club is a virtual gathering place for PMI-OC members to read and discuss books related to project management and leadership development. The goal is for participants to grow as project managers and as leaders as they read and discuss the literature selected by the Book Club.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Ease of participation through a virtual setting
  • Great way to learn and earn PDUs
  • Share relevant books you've already read to spread information and help others
  • Great way to network with like-minded professionals interested in books and growth
  • Enhance project management and leadership skills and enrich your perspective through co-mingling with others' perspectives

Book Club Details

Book Club Structure

  • The Book Club is virtual/held online.
  • Current PMI-OC members may participate in the Book Club sessions for free.
  • Non-members may participate in the Book Club sessions for a $10 fee for each session.
  • Participants must acquire their own copy of the book.
  • The Book Club meetings are held once every other month on the third Thursday (Next Meeting Date: July 18 2024).

Book Club Meeting Structure

  • Each meeting will have a facilitator to guide discussion.
  • Each meeting should be expected to last one hour.
  • No more than 350 pages should be read per Book Club session.
  • Books with more than 350 pages may be pruned down or divided into sections and those sections may be discussed over a period of 2 or more sessions.
  • After each meeting, we request that participants provide 3-5 takeaways/lessons that they learned from the book to us ( so we may collate all of the takeaways into a singular set of notes to describe usefulness of the book in the Books Read Journal.

How to Participate

  • Participation requires registering for the book club session on the PMI-OC website.
  • Participants must have read the book/book section under selection.


  • Selection Requirements

    • Should cost no more than $35.
    • Should fall under one or more PMI Talent Triangle categories.
  • Selection Process

    • Books are selected by registrants filling out a survey where they vote on their top 3 choices for the next read.
    • The survey is sent out to registrants a week before the event registration cutoff date to allow time for those registered to vote on the next book.
    • Survey participants may also nominate additional books to add to the survey in the future.
    • The top choice for the next book is revealed at the upcoming Book Club meeting.


  • We will report 1 PDU for attending the meeting. The type of PDU reported will be based on the book content.
  • Participants may also self-report PDUs to PMI based on time they spend reading (with 1 PDU per hour read, to a maximum of 6 PDUs)
    • Click here for a general description of PDUs on the PMI website.
    • Click here for the Continuing Certification Requirements Handbook, where you will find more details on PDUs and how to self-report PDUs.

If You Have Questions/Need Help

  • If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to the Mentorship Program team at

Next Meeting Date/Time:

July 18th, 2024 @ 6pm PST - Click here to register for the event.

Current Book to Read:

"How to Measure Anything" (Chapters 8 - 14) by Douglas W. Hubbard

Synopsis from Amazon

"How to Measure Anything" shows managers how to inform themselves in order to make less risky, more profitable business decisions.

Anything can be measured. This bold assertion is the key to solving many problems in business and life in general. The myth that certain things can’t be measured is a significant drain on our nation’s economy, public welfare, the environment, and even national security. In fact, the chances are good that some part of your life or your professional responsibilities is greatly harmed by a lack of measurement – by you, your firm, or even your government. Regardless of your role in business, understanding the power of measurement will make you, those around you, and your organization more efficient and productive.

Using simple concepts to illustrate the hands-on application of advanced statistical techniques, "How to Measure Anything" reveals the power of measurement in our understanding of business and the world at large. This insightful and engaging book shows you how to measure those things in your business that you may have previously considered immeasurable, including: customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology ROI, and technology risk. Offering examples that will get you to attempt measurements ― even when it seems impossible―this book provides you with the underlying knowledge and the necessary steps for measuring anything, especially uncertainty and risk.

Editorial Reviews

Doug Hubbard’s book is a marvelous tutorial on how to define sound metrics to justify and manage complex programs. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about mitigating the risks involved with capital planning, investment decisions, and program management.
— JIM FLYZIK, former Government CIO, White House Technology Advisor and CIO magazine Hall of Fame Inductee
I love this book. Douglas Hubbard helps us create a path to know the answer to almost any question, in business, in science, or in life . . . "How to Measure Anything" provides just the tools most of us need to measure anything better, to gain that insight, to make progress, and to succeed.
— PETER TIPPET, PhD, MD, Chief Technology Officer,CyberTrust, and inventor of the first antivirus software

Special Notes

While the July 2024 Book Club Meeting will cover the whole book, the majority of discussion will revolve around the second half of the book (Chapter 8 to Chapter 14) as the first half of the book (Chapter 1 to Chapter 7) was covered at the May 2024 Book Club Meeting.