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On a Professional Level, what did you achieve in the 1st Quarter of 2018 ?
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What did you achieve so far during the first quarter of 2018 ? Is your professional development plan for the year on track ?
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For me, 2018 so far is a productive year in terms of Professional Development as I managed to certify for the following:

- PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
- Green Project Manager - Level b (GPM-b)
- Professional Scrum Master I & II (PSM I & II)
- Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
- Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (LSSYB)
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2 replies by BJ Moore and Vincent Guerard
Mar 26, 2018 9:40 PM
Vincent Guerard
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Rami,

First that is an achievement in less than 3 months, Congratulationsss.
How do you feel SCRUM certification can apply in the Construction industry?
Mar 27, 2018 9:55 AM
BJ Moore
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Rami, Congratulations. That is an impressive accomplishment.
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Decided to go for PMI-PBA before June, and postponed my ACP.
I am already reading 6th edition and getting ready for next semester to introduce it Uni students.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:47 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Drake, Interesting. Good Luck - Why did you decide to go with the PBA first ?

Kiron did a great video about the differences between the 5th & 6th editions. You might was to look at it.
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Just the PSM and ASM, going to miss out on the PMI-ACP for the first quarter. Did the Prince2 Practitioner course but now don't seeing much value in the certification.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:49 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Good Luck Sante.

What is the reason you do not see any value in the Prince 2 at this moment ? If you can share of course.
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Rami, that's a high bar you set there right from the get-go! :-]

- Changed jobs/organization
- Lots of learning to onboard x3 - new products, new org, new client
- Certified as a SAFe Agilist
- Published with a PM Network article
- Pending publish of a PMI case-study (no firm date, though could realistically still happen in Q1)

Yes, my PD plan is on-track for now. Coming into a new job, my focus was with that, but had a feeling at least one new cert would happen, which it did.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:50 PM
Rami Kaibni
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This is great Andrew. Seems there is a lot going on at your end. Good Luck all the way my friend :-)
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As for certifications, the big one was the PMI-RMP.
I also completed the Six Sigma Yellow Belt and several of the Marketing certifications - SCMS-A, SCDM-A, SCMR-A, SCCS-A, NCN-A.
Professionally I have transitioned to the PMO at my office and am quite excited about the new direction this is taking my career.
I am sitting back now and thinking about what additional certifications will enhance this new career path. And enjoying a break from studying after back to back certifications :)
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:51 PM
Rami Kaibni
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You need and deserve to sit back and relax after all those achievements Good Luck Dinah :-)

What is next for you on the long term ?
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PMI- RMP is the goal but that I have set for first half of 2018.
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:52 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Great Goal. Good Luck Najam - Cheers
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My big play for 2018 is to be more publicly active within the online communities and build eminence and recognition in my fields. I've started off Q1 by joining several LinkedIn groups where I can ask and answer questions more frequently.

Professional development has slowed down for me, which isn't a good thing. 2017 was my "year of certifications" so most of the certifications I wanted to get have already been tackled. At this point I'm starting to feel over-educated and under-experienced, so I'm hesitant to set new growth goals.

I'm open to ideas of what to work on in the mean time, while I wait for new job responsibilities and experience.
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2 replies by Dinah Young and Rami Kaibni
Mar 25, 2018 12:53 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Great Input Jason and achievements. Good Luck with your future plans. I agree. It is always better to strike a balance between education and experience. Helps you in many ways. Cheers !
Mar 25, 2018 2:26 PM
Dinah Young
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I think I am at the same point as you Jason. Several certifications, but in need of more experience. That is also my focus this year. I am going to try to take in more at work, try to get involved in my local PMI group, and look at specific training to add relevant skills at work.

I also want to sit down with myself and do a good assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Is there something I can do on my own? Is there a business I can start up?
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Mar 25, 2018 5:44 AM
Replying to Kevin Drake
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Decided to go for PMI-PBA before June, and postponed my ACP.
I am already reading 6th edition and getting ready for next semester to introduce it Uni students.
Drake, Interesting. Good Luck - Why did you decide to go with the PBA first ?

Kiron did a great video about the differences between the 5th & 6th editions. You might was to look at it.
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1 reply by Jeremiah Prempeh
Mar 26, 2018 1:32 PM
Jeremiah Prempeh
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I second that question. I also am looking to certify for the PBA by June and was originally thinking about the ACP first. Decided the PBA would be more of a value add for the current project I am on and the possible future work. But Im curious as to your reasoning.
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Mar 25, 2018 6:17 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Just the PSM and ASM, going to miss out on the PMI-ACP for the first quarter. Did the Prince2 Practitioner course but now don't seeing much value in the certification.
Good Luck Sante.

What is the reason you do not see any value in the Prince 2 at this moment ? If you can share of course.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Mar 25, 2018 4:58 PM
Sante Vergini
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Rami a few reasons: 1. Prince2 now has Prince2 Agile which you can actually do without the other certifications; it would be harder as you still need to pretty much learn the Prince2 Practitioner content good enough to pass that exam before learning the Prince2 Agile stuff and then actually passing that exam, 2. PMI-ACP and AgilePM in my and many other people's view are the best two Agile project management certifications around so why do one that is third, fourth or even fifth down the list. And 3. unless its in the UK where Prince2 is preferred, here in Australia it's around 50/50 between that and the PMP. But you guys in Canada and USA its almost all PMP I would say.
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Mar 25, 2018 7:48 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Rami, that's a high bar you set there right from the get-go! :-]

- Changed jobs/organization
- Lots of learning to onboard x3 - new products, new org, new client
- Certified as a SAFe Agilist
- Published with a PM Network article
- Pending publish of a PMI case-study (no firm date, though could realistically still happen in Q1)

Yes, my PD plan is on-track for now. Coming into a new job, my focus was with that, but had a feeling at least one new cert would happen, which it did.
This is great Andrew. Seems there is a lot going on at your end. Good Luck all the way my friend :-)
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