As we close out 2018, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my PM Journey since changing careers back to Project Management from Quality in 2017.
The year started strong with my Executive Consultant position doing well, finishing up the development and performance of a Project Management Assessment process, and successfully identifying performance and knowledge gaps for my client. It was a great way to re-ground myself in organizational project management. I also developed and presented a PMP Certification Course, with a strong success rate at passing the PMP, and updated my materials to PMBOK 6.
At the end of the first quarter, my Executive Consultant contract came to an end, but I felt I had a strong base for moving forward with my consulting practice. Unfortunately, as documented in a previous entry, I was diagnosed with cancer and spent about five months undergoing chemo and recovering. My financial cushion disappeared as a result.
I decided that the most prudent move for myself and my family was to return to the workplace for awhile. I was fortunate to find a position with a small manufacturing company, with an excellent culture, that was seeking a lead project manager to help enhance and drive their product development process. Six weeks into this new role, I feel that it is an excellent fit and that I can contribute to our growth and success.
With this new project management role in product development, I commit to making regular entries to document my continuing journey in project management excellence with product development as a common focus area.
Wishing You a Happy and Healthy 2019.