My main career and background is Project Management. I have run millions of dollars in projects so far in my life, and I have helped companies build products and services that quadruple the investment they put into the project itself. Overall, I have 14 years of project management experience.
2.5 years ago I wanted to start playing the violin so I picked up an instrument and started learning. Today, I am in Suzuki Book 4, can play in 2nd and 3rd positions, have a pretty tone and right hand technique, and ultimately, I am very happy with the progress.
What was interesting about my start here was that I applied my project management experience to facilitating my learning journey. Running projects is all about standardized processes, documentation and timelines so that you can have good lessons learned and retrospective after the project is done. I took that experience and I built a practice framework around that type of documentation processing.
Doing it this way helped organize and streamline my approach. It also built a solid foundation for me to keep progressing as an adult - even though I had very limited time.
As things went on, I got this want to write a book about it, so I did. I finished it around the end of 2022 - it's called Project Manage Your Practice. People don't often realize that organizational methods and best practices have been built by groupings of people - for instance Project Management Institute- and the best practices contained in those methodology really produce results. I mean, the knowledge in PMI was built over hundreds of years - so it is tried and tested stuff.
In any case, I was curious if anyone wanted to discuss this topic. If you are interested in the book, I can send it to you as well. Hope all is well andTweet
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