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Congratulations on all of your achievements!
Thanks Aina -
The book is a curated, gently edited compilation of 100 of my (what I consider to be) better articles written over the past decade. The articles are organized by themes such as project leadership, risk management and project portfolio management.
Not as impressive as the previous responses
I(we) survived. ;-)
Well done everyone on the fantastic achievements!
It was definitely a challenging year but one that offered plenty of opportunities as per my highlights below.
- Gained the PMP certification
- Joined this PM community which I am grateful to be a part of :)
- Delivered a couple of projects mainly in the Data and Analytics space
- Attended a virtual global AI festival
- Managed to secure a new role in a difficult marketplace
- Started trading currencies and stocks/shares after completing basic training
- Spent a lot of quality time with family (as oppose to travelling)
- Coached family and friends on career and professional development
- Participated as a volunteer with my local foodbank to give something back to the community
I had a rough idea for 2020 but did not follow a set plan, will definitely do so for 2021.
It is time for me to reflect on my achievements as well.
1. Changed 3 jobs in one year and explored fin-tech, telecommunication and retail fields;
2. Moved to Toronto;
3. Started my own business Time be Team (Besides my full-time job);
4. Mentored 20+ people;
5. Delivered online presentations in Canada, USA, UAE, Ukraine and Singapore;
6. Became a proud member of UAE and Toronto PMI Chapters;
7. Served 1 year as a Disciplined Agile Program Manager;
8. Became an International Correspondent for PM Global Journal;
9. Wrote 10+ articles;
10. The first time was a judge and participated in a committee;
11. Taught a PM course in Somalia
Hi! No plan - but I was finally able to get back into a PM role. Manufacturing Engineering wasn't for me - my passion and expertise lies in the world of PM. And most importantly I took a company that was very skeptical about having a PM at all to one who totally embraces project management! They were scarred by a PM in the past but I seem to have turned that attitude around. Lots more progress to make, but so far so awesome!
I have not been on here for a long time. I think this is a good post to come back on. I will say that this has been a crazy year at times.
-I have been working from home since March. That did take some major adjustments since I really missed people.
-I started the year still trying to get our PMO going. This had been a struggle since I started the journey due to the fact that I wanted to forge ahead and my manager was hesitant about upsetting anyone.
-It was a very frustrating time, I was bored, I was extremely under utilized and I started looking for a new job again.
-Everything changed over the summer. I was able to position myself in front of the right manager and renegotiate all of our telecom relationships.
-First he was going to share me with my old manager, but after a few weeks he decided that I needed to work for him full time.
-Since that time I have been super busy in a good way.
-First project was securing hotspots for students in our County who were doing remote learning.
-I was given the task of negotiating with vendors to restock our assets that had been depleted when quarantine started and everyone needed a laptop to work from home. I became the Order Asset Manager. This expanded greatly with the CARES Act which provided funding to local governments to allow for teleworking. I was in charge of managing and tracking 20 additional orders from our agencies for equipment and software.
-I also became the Enterprise Software Asset Manager, again negotiated the best pricing, managed the subscriptions and ensured our agencies actually paid for their subscriptions.
-I am still managing the Telecoms
-I am involved as an advisor in several projects.
-I have been slowly working on ITIL4 certification.
-Been introduced to Service Now and am planning additional training possible certification.
Personal life (not so balanced):
-This has been a struggle since I have not been able to do the things I used to.
-I did some home projects. I keep reorganizing rooms in my house.
-My cooking skills have drastically improved.
-Finally bought a new car after 10 years.
-I contracted Covid in October, but was lucky that it was a mild case.
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