Many people are enquiring about the whole concept behind this new initiative at careerbuddyonline.com. For the benefit of everyone, we wish to narrate the same here.
We, at careerbuddyonline look at career development in a holistic manner.
You must get counselling to understand what career option is well suited for you and what it takes to achieve the career objectives. You can take counsellors’ help to get the best possible start on your career path.
Once you have understood the direction and career objectives, you need to look for a very good mentor. This mentor can help you with advice and guidance so that you stay on course towards achieving your career goals. Mentors remain for life, and you might like to have multiple mentors for different career objectives.
As you progress on your career path, you / your mentor might discover areas of weakness. These could be related to skill set or application of specific technology. The mentor may advise you to get coaching on the same from an expert. Coaching services would help you get to the bottom of the subject that concerns you. Those will help you to become more proficient in specific functional areas, tools, techniques, adoption of technology or dealing with leadership challenges.
Your mentors might recommend specific training or workshop for you. We urge you to take counsellor’s / mentor’s help in identifying the right training/workshops. This is required because this recommendation will optimize your cost of learning.
While Counselling, Mentoring, Coaching, Training will help you get a lot of knowledge and acquire new skills. At the same time, we recommend you to signup for any kind of volunteering. Through volunteering, you can learn many things that other modes of learning may not offer. Volunteering will enable you to get experiential learning even better. Mentors might ask you to sign up for a volunteer leader opportunity available from an NGO so that you become more proficient in managing people, leading initiatives and learn from peers in the industry. Volunteering can also be for an individual contributor role.
At careerbuddyonline.com, you can find all the learning opportunities through all possible learning modes and in a logical coordinated manner!
Please forward this message to all, who might need these services for their career development.
Rajarama Rao Bannengala, PMP®
Founder and MD at ProPMO Services Private Limited
I came across many people pursuing implementation of projects!
They often get confused about Project v/s Project Management.
It’s quite obvious for me and those who have great ideas and urge to do something new, about what is that we expect as outcome of a project. What and why part of the project are clear however how part is left to adhoc methods / approaches to the execution of the project. Most of the time developers in IT think about getting down to coding right away or start brain storming on the solutions etc.They miss out totally on how to implement the projects with industry best practices, norms so that project outcomes are achieved within time, budget, quality and stakeholders expectations.
So, when we think about project, it’s all about the great purpose for the project, great benefits to stakeholders that we want to achieve. We are envisioning, planning, implementing and delivering the outcomes in any project.
When I ask someone, hey! explain me about how you managed the project, I get to listen a cluttered list of technical features of the project deliverable rather than on how the project was accomplished!
Ex: We solved the problem with this solution and this needed to perform surveys, analysis, development of the solution, future prospects etc. etc.
I realize that not that everyone understands on what is project management and how you can adopt it for improving success factors with project outcomes.
There is a urgent need for everyone who undertakes projects, to understand what is project management and how it needs to be adopted as strategy.
Project management is a strategy to achieve success and for maximizing the probability to succeed in all endeavors of undertaking a project implementation!
Excelling in adoption of project management practices improves the excellence of project outcomes!
One need to think of it as a framework which can guide you on how you can structure / organize the entire list of activities to ensure that you do rights things on right time with right resources and keep all stakeholder level interactions alive. In PMI recommended way, you need to perform Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing processes that enables you to graduate an idea from concept to reality.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel on the project management best practices, as PMI (www.pmi.org) provides the framework for project, program and portfolio management. What you need to do is adopt this for your project/program/portfolio.
So, my recommendation is that to keep project management and product/outcome management as two separate focus areas whenever we want to achieve something very big and realize value for the stakeholders!
I will come back with more thoughts on this subject soon!
Rajarama Rao Bannengala
Founder and MD
ProPMO Services Private Limited