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Considering your 2019 New Years Resolutions - what are your goals in Professional/Personal Goals? Are you set towards obtaining Professional Designations/Career Advancement/Personal Growth?
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I know the "destination" is often the hardest part of setting goals - with the challenge that "we don't know we're going to do next" or "what we want to do".

At the same time your destination is critical and also the most important piece.

As you move forward and consider your goals & conversations - remember 3 things:
1) Why am I here?
2) What do I want to accomplish?
3) What am I excited about?

I've spent the last two years executing marketing strategies and sales performance goals into projects. I've had amazing results and obtained multiple Professional Designations along the way which I find exciting and I want to enter full time project management.
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William -

I'm looking at two potential personal development goals for 2019. The first is to complete a couple of modules in a diploma course in adult education (with the hopes of completing the program within a couple of years) and the second is to attain the PSM III credential once I muster the courage (and budget!) to do so.

Kiron
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Kiron

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela"

If you knocked out the PSM I & II -- you've got nothing to fear, as far as budget, does the ROI make sense? If it does, than the cost is insignificant.

Thanks for sharing -- good luck!
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Nov 29, 2018 7:36 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Thanks William!

The fear factor relates to the very small number of folks who have achieved the PSM III compared with the lower two credentials coupled with the much higher cost to write the exam. I'm sure I will overcome that fear once I give myself some free time to focus on preparing for it.

The ROI is murkier - i doubt i will ever be able to directly attribute winning a gig or landing a job to it but in the very busy swimming pool of agile certifications, the PSM III is a little less crowded.

Kiron
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I might be done with professional certifications for a while. Focusing on completing my PhD.
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1 reply by William Washinski II
Nov 28, 2018 5:59 PM
William Washinski II
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The Thirst for Knowledge.

In what field are you pursuing your Doctorate?

Best of luck!
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Focusing on writting my PMP exams.
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5 replies by SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA and William Washinski II
Nov 28, 2018 7:29 PM
William Washinski II
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When are you planning on sitting for it?
Nov 30, 2018 5:01 PM
SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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will sit in June
Nov 30, 2018 5:01 PM
SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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will sit in June
Nov 30, 2018 5:01 PM
SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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will sit in June
Nov 30, 2018 5:01 PM
SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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will sit in June
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Nov 28, 2018 5:26 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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I might be done with professional certifications for a while. Focusing on completing my PhD.
The Thirst for Knowledge.

In what field are you pursuing your Doctorate?

Best of luck!
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Nov 28, 2018 7:51 PM
Sante Vergini
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Yes, although more thirst than knowledge at the moment ;-)

The field is project management.
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Nov 28, 2018 5:54 PM
Replying to SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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Focusing on writting my PMP exams.
When are you planning on sitting for it?
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1 reply by SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
Nov 30, 2018 5:02 PM
SAMUEL OFORI ODJELUA
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will sit in June
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Nov 28, 2018 5:59 PM
Replying to William Washinski II
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The Thirst for Knowledge.

In what field are you pursuing your Doctorate?

Best of luck!
Yes, although more thirst than knowledge at the moment ;-)

The field is project management.
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1 reply by William Washinski II
Nov 28, 2018 10:34 PM
William Washinski II
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It starts that way for us all
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I am planning on doing my PBA in order to improve my Business Analysis Skills & PgMP if time allows as I currently manage programs.

I was looking at a masters degree but then thought that I do have enough certifications that would be equivalent to a masters degree, at least from my point of view.
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1 reply by William Washinski II
Nov 28, 2018 10:27 PM
William Washinski II
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You do have a veritable alphabet soup of certifications behind your name as it is. I began 2018 with one and finished with 4 more.

A masters degree vs. the multiple Designations is an argument I’ve heard before. I suppose it’s how well you market yourself from them to the person you’re giving your pitch too.

Good luck.
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Professional goals I have a numbers of credentials to achieve under my SDA (Skills Development Activities)

Personal I want to wreck the Bell Curve and loose weight.
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1 reply by William Washinski II
Nov 28, 2018 10:36 PM
William Washinski II
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I used to be a bodybuilder and trainer in younger days.

If you can get discipline to earn more education you can easily do the same thing to break the bell curve and take it 3 standard deviations from the norm at that!
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Nov 28, 2018 8:03 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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I am planning on doing my PBA in order to improve my Business Analysis Skills & PgMP if time allows as I currently manage programs.

I was looking at a masters degree but then thought that I do have enough certifications that would be equivalent to a masters degree, at least from my point of view.
You do have a veritable alphabet soup of certifications behind your name as it is. I began 2018 with one and finished with 4 more.

A masters degree vs. the multiple Designations is an argument I’ve heard before. I suppose it’s how well you market yourself from them to the person you’re giving your pitch too.

Good luck.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Nov 30, 2018 11:57 AM
Rami Kaibni
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Thank you and Good Luck to you too with your Alphabet Soup !
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