Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam

I have asked myself a question 2 years back, “Is it worth to spend time and money to take a Project Management Professional (PMP) exam?” I believed every project manager and PMP certified professional has asked themselves this question at some point in time in their career. It is important to go through the process of taking a complicated PMP examination and it requires a huge deal of preparation, significant amount of time and financial investment. However, as a project manager we know cost-benefit analysis plays a significant role in project budget management; similarly, cost you will be paying to take a PMP exam will reap long-term benefits and success in your career.

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Do you know your clients?

Have you ever asked – Do you know your client’s needs and understand how you can deliver that suits their requirements?

While I was growing up in Mumbai, my mom used to travel by local train to work and bring groceries while coming back home from street side vendors. Often I accompanied her to the marketplace.They know what time she comes from work and what’s her buying habits. They ask her about family, work and give her fresh vegetables & fruits without her explaining what she needs.

Isn’t this a counterintuitive approach? The result is repeated business one after another.

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A quest to a sustained motivation

‘The people who make it to the top, are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.’ This quote from Quincy Jones articulates a significance to find things I would like to do it even if I am not getting paid. Every time I set a goal, I focus on accomplishing it only when my back to the wall. Why I wait until last moment and find myself in the hard-pressed situation? It means I have not imbibed past lessons within me, and my goal is a want instead of need. Is there an answer to my quest of a sustained motivation?

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