In this special occasion, I would like to wish you and your families Happy New Year 2019 in advance. May 2019 and all the coming years be full of Happiness, Health and Success to you and your loved ones.
Another year passed while being part of this great community. It was full of challenges, learning opportunities and contributions just like the previous years but this year was full of success and achievements as well.
I look forward for another year full of Giving, Learning, achieving and Building Relationships.
Happy Holidays Everyone !
Recently, I've seen so many discussions about how increasing your network adds value. Some think its a waste of time, others see it the other way around. In this blog, I will be sharing my personal experience and point of view.
Increasing your Network Connection base is very beneficial in so many ways so for those who are wondering what the purpose is or what's the added value, I would like to give you a brief of how I personally found it useful:
Thank you for everyone who gave me the honor to connect with them. There are lots of great people out there, so connect with people and start building relationships.
Network and let your Relationship Ship Sail towards Building Relations !
A while ago, through a colleague of mine, I came across some very interesting certifications that are somehow specific to Project Management for Development Projects. I thought of sharing this with the community as it can add value especially for those who are considering working with NGO's in the future on projects in developing countries or those who would like to gain knowledge about what is unique about managing Development Projects. I personally found some interesting areas such as:
There are currently three certifications offered:
Some quick tips and facts to consider:
I connected with PMI with regards to those certifications and they were added to pm.com certification list under APMG International so if you go to Edit Profile then Certifications, you will see those listed there.
It would be great to see your feedback and thoughts - Good Luck to all Aspirants !
I am glad to announce that I passed the PMI-ACP Exam with Above Target rating. It was an interesting journey and very different than any of the other certifications. I thought to share my journey so that future aspirants can benefit from it.
Personally, I believe Mike's book is a must to pass the exam. Read Mike's book twice, the agile guide as well and highlight the most important items in addition to the exam outline.
I am going to talk about my personal exam experience (Without going into details or specific questions):
Good Luck to all future Aspirants !
As much as it might sound odd, but I actually find a connection between Scrum & Personal Professional Development:
I always treat Personal Professional Development as a continious Product that is divided into phases where each phase has its own achievements "Increments".
That being said, it is always healthy to run your own personal "Sprint Reterospective" to Inspect your Achievements "Releasable Increment", Compare them to your original Plans "Sprint Backlog" and Adapt as necessary.
If your progress is going on as planned then you carry on with your next goal "Sprint". If not, then you re-add what was not achieved to your plan "Product Backlog" and re-order your priorities in terms of professional development and plans your next goal "Sprint Planning".
The only difference is with the scrum team itself as you are the whole Self-Organizing & Cross-Functional Team taking the role of Scrum Master, Product Owner & Development Team:
How much does this make sense to you ? Can you see the relationship ?
Scrum On Everyone !