PMI Orange County

PMI-OC Book Club

Book Club, 03-16-23

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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: March 16 2023).

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 300 pages should be read per Book Club session.
  • Books with more than 300 pages may be divided into sections and those books 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 PMI-OC book review.

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 $30.
    • 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

Meeting Date/Time:

March 16th, 2023 @ 6pm PST - Click here to register for the event.

Current Book to Read:

"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni

Synopsis from Amazon

For twenty years, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been engaging audiences with a page-turning, realistic fable that follows the travails of Kathryn Petersen, DecisionTech’s CEO, as she faces the ultimate leadership crisis. She must unite a team in such disarray that it threatens to derail the entire company.

Equal parts leadership fable and business handbook, this definitive source on teamwork by Patrick Lencioni reveals the five behavioral tendencies that go to the heart of why even the best teams struggle. He offers a powerful model and step-by-step guide for overcoming those dysfunctions and getting every one rowing in the same direction.

Today, the lessons in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team are more relevant than ever. This special anniversary edition celebrates one of the best-selling business books of all time with a new foreword from the author that reflects on its legacy and lessons.

Editorial Reviews

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been my playbook for developing our staff and locker room culture for the last decade. The book is a classic---it covers all the real stuff that drives productive teams that many of us are usually too uncomfortable to address.
--- Erik Spoelstra, Head Coach, Miami Heat

I have watched this book become the foundational source on teamwork within our company, and in just about every other organization I know. It's hard to imagine the world of work without The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
--- Elizabeth Bryant, SVP of People, Learning & Development, Southwest Airlines