A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ?...
So, you don't want to be a manager! What else is there ?
Career ? ca-reer v.  1.  To move or run at full speed; rush  but seriously... [ed. often downhill out of control.] [From O...
Career ? ca-reer n.  1.  A chosen pursuit; profession or occupation;  2. The general progress  in one's working or profess...
<ul><li>1. You are what you do and how you do it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if you don't enjoy it... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>2. Your profession counts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It's how others measure you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link aspira...
<ul><li>3. Your Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep interested in your career, however humble... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>4. Your Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less important than you think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take care of Professio...
<ul><li>5. Your Salary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up your own mind on this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance will ebb/...
<ul><li>6. Your Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand your relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always be honest abo...
<ul><li>7. Your Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What the company pays you for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs come and go - as t...
Leverage and Questions <ul><li>Leverage processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBC: Comment on what you really did; </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Must understand at least three of these </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key to success and progress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>M...
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Its Seven 2007

  1. 1. A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? A. Seven - Q. Ways to measure progress ? IBM Austin Technical Vitality Meeting Mark Cathcart, IBM Distinguished Engineer, April 2007
  2. 2. So, you don't want to be a manager! What else is there ?
  3. 3. Career ? ca-reer v. 1. To move or run at full speed; rush but seriously... [ed. often downhill out of control.] [From Old French carriere, Racecourse]
  4. 4. Career ? ca-reer n. 1. A chosen pursuit; profession or occupation; 2. The general progress in one's working or professional life. but seriously...
  5. 5. <ul><li>1. You are what you do and how you do it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if you don't enjoy it... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don't know why you are doing it... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what it contributes... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't do it! </li></ul></ul>You are what you do... You are what you do... <ul><li>NOTHING IS WORK UNLESS YOU'D RATHER BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE! THIS WILL SHOW THROUGH IN THE QUALITY, QUANTITY AND CREATIVITY OF YOUR WORK! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>2. Your profession counts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It's how others measure you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link aspirations to Profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be proactive about Certification </li></ul></ul>Your Profession counts... <ul><li>SUCCESS IN PROFESSION DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS IN PROMOTION/SALARY - BUT IT CAN'T HURT </li></ul>Your Profession counts...
  7. 7. <ul><li>3. Your Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep interested in your career, however humble... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(it's not just a line from a 60's poster!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don't take it seriously... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you do, what you do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How it relates to current and desired status </li></ul></ul>Your Career... <ul><li>MAKE SURE CHANGE IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS FOR YOU, NOT TO YOU! </li></ul>Your Career...
  8. 8. <ul><li>4. Your Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less important than you think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take care of Profession and Career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't become fixated on Band </li></ul></ul>Your Band... <ul><li>YOU'LL MISS A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY! </li></ul>Your Band...
  9. 9. <ul><li>5. Your Salary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make up your own mind on this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance will ebb/flow </li></ul></ul>Your Salary... <ul><li>1-4 ARE MORE IMPORTANT! </li></ul>Your Salary...
  10. 10. <ul><li>6. Your Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand your relationship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always be honest about what you want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be naive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages you for the company and the company for you! </li></ul></ul>Your Manager... <ul><li>INCREASINGLY NEED AN EXECUTIVE SPONSOR! YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING BEYOND YOUR MANAGER FOR THIS! </li></ul>Your Manager...
  11. 11. <ul><li>7. Your Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What the company pays you for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs come and go - as technology comes and goes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you do, and how well you do it; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress in Profession; Interest in your career; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Outweigh the job you do </li></ul></ul>Your Job... <ul><li>GET EVERYTHING ELSE RIGHT, </li></ul><ul><li>YOU CAN SURVIVE A BAD JOB! </li></ul>Your Job...
  12. 12. Leverage and Questions <ul><li>Leverage processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBC: Comment on what you really did; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you want to do next! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill plan(IDP): Push for new skills; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you have to do to achieve them; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions of yourself, your manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I need to do to get to my next Band ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What projects do I need to do to get to my next Band ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How will they contribute to next profession step ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEVER ASK WHY, ASK WHAT AND WHEN </li></ul></ul>Leverage and Questions
  13. 13. <ul><li>Must understand at least three of these </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key to success and progress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must make progress on one EVERY year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have view and plan on progress on all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COMMIT TO YOUR GOALS IN WRITING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(PBC, IDP, e-MAIL, Private Journal, TO-DO) </li></ul></ul>Getting it right... Getting it right...

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