Friday, 1 July 2016

PgMP Certification - Purpose, Objective and Timeline

Purpose of this Blog:

The purpose of this blog is to establish a framework to successfully achieve the PgMP Designation. This blog will present a daily diary of steps that I undertake from here on till I finally attain the PgMP designation.


This blog is being created with one sole objective that is to present a simpler, easier and faster method in attaining PgMP designation. In the end, I plan on presenting a roadmap for professionals who want to seriously pursue this designation amidst various professional as well as personal constraints.


After PMP, what? A question that remained with me. Getting PMP certified (first attempt and with "Proficient" in all domains) was a huge milestone that has led to many new adventures in my professional career. One aspect that has contributed to my professional success, first as a consultant and then as a small business entrepreneur has been PMP. The standard and my ability to drive the best practice to its application has given me visibility, greater work and most importantly personal as well as client satisfaction.

The timing of getting PMP certified coincided with my long term desire to establish an education institution that would provide education with accountability, integrity and most importantly allow folks to meet their professional goals. And with that desire coupled with my experience and passion, I started Education Edge. A school that would provide first and foremost the best advice over product selling. Enrolling more and more students was never the motto, transparent and honest advice led to the popularity of Education Edge in no time.

Soon after attaining PMP and with a successful small business now, I thought adding Business Analysis as a new stream was next big thing for me. I started my career as business analyst but as there was no formal standard prevalent at that time, learning happened with practice, peer interactions, books (boring as they could be) and sadly failures on projects (I must confess these failures impacted cost of projects). Requirements are such a critical aspect of project management as projects primary purpose is to deliver requirements. With IIBA gaining  popularity with their CBAP designation in Canada, I decided to pursue CBAP. 14 days and 140 hours later (yes 10 hours a day), I was CBAP certified. I did take a 35 hour course where the instructor ran slides and professionals like me took rest. Sadly the session was  so boring that 4 of us after our work would wait for this guy to finish his slides or should I say run the slide show for us.

So PMP and CBAP plus numerous other designations like ITIL, SCRUM, Product Owner, Project+, UML, Agile Certified Practitioner, ISTQB and many other technical designations,  I have waited for 1 year and now the itch to learn something new is back.

So I have decided to embark on this new journey - Get PgMP Certified. I will be maintaining a diary during the course of my preparation. This preparation will be based on my roadmap that I plan on establishing tomorrow.

About me:

                                                                    Hemant Dhariyal
                                                              Founder and CEO, Education Edge
                                                             Managing Partner, Talent Connected World Wide

Hemant Dhariyal is Founder and Managing Partner of Education Edge. With numerous industry designations, Hemant has executed and delivered mission critical projects to meet organization's strategic objectives. His knowledge and more importantly ability to apply standards with ease across enterprises has led to recognition for his work in Portfolio, Program and Project Management. Currently Hemant manages Education Edge and develops and delivers courses in North America. The success of his courses have led to Hemant being on Advisory Boards and continues to deliver advice that has led many organization to attain project management maturity.

In 2014, Hemant started a new joint venture in consulting and international education. Hemant is also on the executive board of Talent Connected World Wide - A company making a mark in New Zealand, Australia and India by aligning higher educational needs of students around the world with leading schools in New Zealand and Australia. With Hemant's expertise and ability to network with top organizational leadership, the Management Consulting arm of Talent Connected World Wide currently employs over 50 consultants. The phenomenal growth has been a result of focused approach and a roadmap built on formidable partnerships and most importantly delivery of products, services and results using best standard and practices.


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