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One of the lessons I've learned is the importance of keeping your PM skills sharp, specially in areas you don't "use" as much.
To tackle this I decided to invest more time helping the chapter in trainings and workshops, and also mentoring some candidates. The result was a massive return for me on a personal level, skills wise and visibility wise
Hello Joao -
thanks for posting this question, however, you might have noticed two similar threads within the past two weeks:
Lessons learned!! Good question.
Invest in yourself. Take time to learn your weaknesses and strengthen them.
Stop striving for perfection. I'm not saying we should not do the best we can, what I am saying is that the constant 'if you do not do it according to the book it is wrong' is just plain BS. Read the book and throw it away then do what works and stop listening to people telling you that it is wrong because it does not look like it says in the book.
We (project managers) are curious individuals and continuous learners - to stop and think about our strengths and weaknesses is critical to us. Workshops, training, mentoring are great examples of how to enhance and to cultivate our expertise. When everything is changing around us, we cannot stay the same.
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
I consolidated the concept: "The one who teaches is the one who learns the most"
I learned this one a couple of years ago! Thanks for bringing this input!
Nowadays, besides reading and investigating online, every year I attend some trainings, workshops and conferences. When it makes sense, I also invest in some certification to complement this.
A mentor figure in my early adulthood, frequently used to say "Perfect is an enemy of Good" (supposedly quoting Voltaire) and "Done is Better than Perfect" (Sheryl Sandberg)
Agree with you. Thank for your inputs!
Albert Einstein told us that "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change".
In an ever changing world, a PM needs to constantly adapt and evolve, in order not to become an useless artifact or a part of the problem instead of a part of the solution....
On the spot, my friend!
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