Strategic Tips for Your Personal Development Plan
We live in an age where we are responsible for our own career. This requires us to be responsible for our education. But managing our own education can be a problem. What are we: professional educators or project managers?
Professional educators do all kinds of research to determine what skills are necessary, and then put together courses based on these needs. That's not what we project managers do every day, yet we still have to educate ourselves using a similar process.
The Project Management Institute helps start us out in this area. The PMI Talent Triangle™ requirements give you three good areas to consider when you plan your own education:
- Technical PM
- Strategic & Business Management
To take you to a more advanced development plan quickly, consider the following..
Strategic Before Technical!
Do not make a final decision on technical area education plans until you finish researching the strategic and business area. Much of the time, you can be in the dark about what you need for the technical side because you haven’t done adequate research in the strategic and business area. Such research helps you avoid mistakes (like taking classes for applications or tools that will be phased out, or for organizational methodologies that will become obsolete).
Research in this area helps you become ready for the
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