High Performing Business – Project Initiation – Alignment
Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT
I wrote about alignment several months ago after stumbling upon this concept called Ikigai – that is when you align your passion, mission, vocation and profession. Lets look at Ikigai through the lens of aligning your passion, mission, vocation, and profession with the rate of change of technology. Technological change creates sociological change (that is our collective behavior and how we relate to each other). In our modern times, technology changes as much every 18 months as our grandparents experienced every 50 years. So how we are able to interact (behave) with each other changes too. This presents more opportunities to achieve “ikigai,” since we have so many ever expanding choices of how we can interrelate each other and the technology becoming available. But this is only possible when you know how to learn fast.
Lets take for example programming mobile apps for smart phones. This profession did not even exist ten years ago. Yet it is possible to take intensive three month courses now to develop the skills to be a mobile app programmer with no previous experiences. One of our Cheetah alumni – Anne Lindsley, did just that. She was working in business administration and had taken two Cheetah programs- the CAPM exam prep course and the PMI ACP exam prep course to become an Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP). One of the projects she managed was creating a mobile app for her company’s wellness program – yet she had no computer programming experience. She wanted to move into programming so she enrolled in an intensive three month course to become a mobile app programmer. Anne says “ I learned how to learn fast taking the two Cheetah Exam Prep programs. This gave me the confidence to learn how to become a programmer in only three months.”
This strategic alignment in project management program gives you the ability to learn fast and has tremendous impact on the projects you can initiate. When you can learn fast, you can pursue new opportunities that require you to have new skills fast. And this is what you learn with every Cheetah Learning course you take – you don’t just learn the skill set from the course – you learn how to learn fast. This happens whether you’re quickly learning the skills you need to pass the PMP exam, or you’re learning the best way for you to negotiate, or in any of our fifty other online programs. If you want to learn how to learn fast so you too can be in alignment with the next big thing for you, take Cheetah Learning courses. Call us at 888-659-2013 and our career coaches can help you find the right courses that will help you soar.
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