I haven’t done Project Management certification, however, from many years working on Conferences, I am realizing that I learnt many project management skills there. Recently, I have been exploring technology tools to see which are useful and can be recommended to clients. Smartsheet was recommended by a friend who works in Project Management.
They have a really good unofficial guide to being a good project manager. Note what is number 1!
The Unofficial Smartsheet Guide to Being a Project Manager | An infographic by the team at Smartsheet
Learning is a good thing, especially when you do it by trial and error. There is a sense of accomplishment in figuring out something on your own, just by using all the resources available, including the brain.
Since 2012, I have made a concerted effort to do away with the old way of doing things and only sticking to what I knew and was comfortable with. The first time I saw a friend with an iPad, I ‘pffffed’ at their need to ‘follow fashion,’ as Jamaicans would say. I then remember being with another friend one day and she took out her iPad to show me some pictures. I got a close up view of the gadget. A trip to New York later that year saw me heading to THE Apple store soon after arriving. Expensive, yes, but it has been well worth it.
That was the significant event which led to other tech-type developments such as the creation of this website after going to a Bootcamp to learn how to do the basics and get the hosting set up.
Applying this new found technology interest to my professional life, I started to explore various tools that could be used to help employees work more efficiently. The latest search is for a collaboration tool which does not cost any money. Who doesn’t like free things?