Organizational Transformation Series
Business Analysis/Requirements Management,
Organizational Project Management,
Categories: Agile, Benefits Realization, Business Analysis/Requirements Management, Career Development, Communications Management, Leadership, Management, New Practitioners, Organizational Project Management, Organizational Transformation, PMI Standards, Professional Development, Program Management, Project Management, Project Management
Organizational Transformation Series of Courses and Micro-Credentials was recently launched by the Project Management Institute and Brightline Initiative . The series is divided into three courses:
Before jumping into the specifics about each course, below are some general information related to the courses / micro-credentials:
Organizational Transformation Foundation (OTF)
Organizational Transformation Foundation (OTF) Micro-Credential is suitable for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge on the basics of organizational transformation from the fundamentals of navigating change in transformation projects to the five building blocks of successful transformations with a focus on the human-centered approach to enabling change.
Organizational Transformation Implementation (OTI)
Organizational Transformation Implementation (OTI) Micro-Credential is about the "Doing" part of the Organizational Transformation which concentrates on:
It goes through the domains of:
Organizational Transformation Orchestration (OTO)
Organizational Transformation Orchestration (OTI) Micro-Credential is about the "Leading" part of the Organizational Transformation which concentrates on:
It goes through the domains of:
Being one of the first few professionals who completed the whole series, I can attest that the series added lots of value and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Organizational Transformation. It is very well structured, and supported by case studies and online resources.
Citizen Development from the Eye of a Non-IT Project Manager
Recently, I’ve taken two courses that introduced me to a very interesting and valuable new concept called “Citizen Development”. My passion about this topic started when I took the foundation course after which I participated in the pilot for the CD Practitioner’s course.
Being a new concept to many, I decided to write an introduction blog about Citizen Development before I dive into the details of each course I’ve taken. In this blog, all figures are quoted from PMI Resources.
Citizen Development is a very interesting initiative and concept. In the beginning, I thought that it only applies for professionals with a background in IT but after deep diving into the subject and taking couple of courses, my view completely changed in that Citizen Development can be beneficial for all individuals and organizations.
The Citizen Development Movement
The below slides provides a brief overview of what Citizen Development is, why it is important and what are the benefits of CD:
Citizen Development Canvas and Maturity Model
Citizen Development Courses
CD Practitioners: Those who do the work by creating apps and using them in their day-to-day work. They range from students to project professionals to SME's. They could be but not limited to, the following:
CD Strategists: Strategists manage and lead the creation of the operating environment that allows Citizen Development to thrive, instilling the cultural practices and mandates that foster adoption and scaling of Citizen Development and drive organizational transformation by harnessing the power of Citizen Development application platforms. The are members of the senior management team and can include, but not limited to, the following:
PMI Kick-Off Course
As a Career Coach and Professional Developement Mentor, I believe growth comes from within so I continiously keep working on myself by exploring new ideas, taking courses and certifications for areas that I feel are valuable.
Agile and Waterfall Kick-Off is a very valuable and interesting initiative by the Project Management Institute that will provide you with the basic concepts, tools and techniques you’ll need to get started managing projects in both Waterfall and Agile environments:
The majority of projects in the working world are managed by informal project managers who struggle to meet organizational goals on time and on budget. Being a free digital learning tool, Kickoff is the fastest and easiest way to for you and your team to get started:
Stay tuned for more blogs on some of the latest PMI Course Offerings !
PMI 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book
Categories: Agile, Career Development, Communications Management, Construction, Construction Management, Consulting, Education, Ethics, Experience, Leadership, Management, New Practitioners, PMI Standards, Productivity, Professional Development, Program Management, Project Management, Protfolio Management, Stakeholder Management, Talent Management, Team Work
Joy and happiness filled my heart upon receiving a paperback copy of PMI 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book as a Thank You Gift from PMI. What an amazing gift to kick-off the year. It means a lot to me because I was part of those first 50 years of growth.
From cover to cover, the book looks amazing and is very obvious that there was lots of thought put into it. It includes all the story from the day PMI started and with the limited no. of princted copies, this will be a great souvenir to keep forever.
Being part of PMI and this great community for many years, I estabished a strong sense of ownership and commitment towards the profession, PMI, the Community and it's members. I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the profession and as the famous Elizabeth Andrew say:
"Volunteers don't necessarily habe the time, they just have the heart."
Giving back to the Profession and Comunity is a noble thing to do and what motivates me most is seeing the people around me succeed.
Looking forward to be part of PMI during the next 50 years and contribute to their growth and success.
I wish you all a fantastic 2020 full of happiness, health, wealth and success !
Networking & Building Relationships
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 !