- In the first column formulate the goal 1-2 sentences.
- In the second column name all actions, you need to undertake to reach this goal. Remember the 70/20/10 approach explained below.
- In the third column consider all possible results of your goal. How will you know success has been achieved”
- In the last column set the date for your goal. Try to stagger so all results are not expected at same time.
- 70% ofdevelopment comes from learning on the job
- 20% of development comes from learning from others
- Only 10% of development comes from formal training
- part of projects or working groups
- a member of a committee working in charge of a special task
- seconded to another assignment
- given stretch assignments on the job.
- Look for opportunities to facilitate goal-defining, decision-making, problem-solving, idea generation sessions.
- Identify an existing task, project, process or approach where is an opportunity to improve or solve a problem. Take a lead of this task.
- Lead or sign up to be a member of a team other than your own that is working on an addressing a requirement, enhancing systems and processes, or meeting an objective.
- Work streams such as charity, diversity, green team and others create a great opportunity for future project managers – join and lead a project on their behalf! Do you know that all English Summer/Winter Camp Project Managers are certified PMs or studying towards certification!
- Discuss your scenarios with other Project Managers, either internal or external, in café room, workshops, seminars, or lunch time. Share and listen their advices
- Join local project management communities ” find one in your area. That might be a local Project Management Institute (PMI)® chapter or other PM interest groups.
- Take part in PM events (conferences, seminars, etc) – both as a participant and a speaker/presenter. These are great opportunities to share your experience, learn new PM trends and get feedback from more experienced colleagues.
Finally, we learn through formal or structure activities such as workshops, courses and session such as this one! But this will only be effective if they are applied on the job.
Equipped with all these theory we are ready to define our goals. Try to define 2-3 goals per period and then once completed you can add more. Have a look what I have come up with- do not worry if the letters are too small to read – I have written all content below.
|My 2013 PDP (Personal Development Plan)|
- Manage projects involving software development where Scrum has been adopted
- Use Agile tools & techniques and Agile mindset in all charity/social projects involved
- Build relationships with Agile gurus
- Find an Agile Coach or Mentor
- Join the local Agile community & attend the meetings
- Take part in Agile events
- Read books/articles and write on Agile
- Prepare for PMI-ACP® certification