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There is no need to begin with something because they are performing project management from the time they wake up to the time they return to bed. So, everybody is performing project management. With that said, then perhaps you are talking about to formalize the way they perform project management. If that is your question, then they have to decide which way they will take. Will they follow the PMI? Will they follow IPMA? Or GPM? Or will they more confortable if they follow a method, then they should go to PRINCE? Or what?. According to that you to the specific community. Forget about taken books with interpretations or ways to implement something. They have to go to the basement first.
Thanks for your feedback.
I'm not focusing as much on the certifications. Instead, I am considering expanding my virtual footprint. As I have acquired my PMP, I was able to notice an increased interest for my competencies from potential employers. I would be interested in expanding my knowledge and network through content creation.
This way, I would be able to leave a mark on the field and meet people I can learn from.
My personal challenge in this exercise is the fact I've never really created or managed discussions boards. Except here, a little.
- Ask yourself what are the growing areas of project management. Start reading everything you can on that subject. There are resources on this site as well as recommendations to other resources (books etc). I will suggest one growing area - agile.
- Realize that your content value will come from a mix of your experience, your knowledge and your ability to synthesize that information.
-Seek a mentor in your focus area if you can.
- Innovate such as possible.
I do not recall how I started to build a digital footprint. Think it just happened since I had curiosity about new things, trying out new tools, apps and communities.
For example with corona, I checked out several discussion forums on zoom, on apps like SU university, virtual non execs and others. Years before I checked LinkedIn groups.
Also offering free webinars to PMI Chapters extended my footprint and network this year, as did virtual mentoring.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
And if this your first post, you already started. Congrats.
Toastmaters is a good start to get speaking skills to a master level. Ask for a speaking gig at your local PMI Chapter.
If you write, start writing here on on LI.
What I discovered that with knowing a lot - I started developing a "blind spot" - I found that what is my common knowledge is not everyone else's common knowledge. So, I started sharing. Am I right, correct, or most knowledgeable? No. We do not have all answers, but we are willing to share and learn more. And I just love to share my knowledge and learn from others.
Blogs, webinars, Toastmasters, speaking gigs on PM platforms like PMI, mentoring, all could help extending your digital footprint.
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