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Lessons learned in agile career development jazoon 2012

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the presentation I gave to Jazoon plus some minor updates. 2012

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Lessons learned in agile career development jazoon 2012

  1. 1. Lessons learnedin Agile CareerDevelopmentIonel CONDORSDL365
  2. 2. Agenda About me The objective of this presentation Misconceptions about Career Development Lessons from the past Lessons from our times Lessons from cognitive science – a model of skill acquisition Lessons from community - career dilemmas and false friends along the way Try & Error lessons from my experience Lessons from book authors - reading recommendations 2 @ionel_condor
  3. 3. About meWork Mid/Sr Dev Jr Dev Dev Dev Dev Dev Lead Jr PM PM PM Jr Dev Dev Dev Manager Man ManLife Jr Husband and Father 3 @ionel_condor
  4. 4. The objective of this presentation Are these Diamonds or just shards of glass? One of these can be YOUR Career ! 4 @ionel_condor
  5. 5. Some recent data about us and our jobs 5 @ionel_condor
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  7. 7. Misconceptions about Career Development 7 @ionel_condor
  8. 8. Lessons from the past No formal Career Development 8 @ionel_condor
  9. 9. Lessons from the past I am a busy Manager …but I give you some reading options  9 @ionel_condor
  10. 10. Lessons from the past HR offers some soft skills trainings …But you still have many options to improve your hard skills 10 @ionel_condor
  11. 11. Lessons from the past Our parents were asked this: “Where you will be in 10-20 years ?” 11 @ionel_condor
  12. 12. Lessons from the past Comprehensive, nice on paper What about ? Follow up ? Metrics ? Feedback ? Up to date ? Real ? Personalization ? 12 @ionel_condor
  13. 13. Lessons from the past or • “There Is No Career Ladder” (see Harvard Business Review) • “Career Plans Are Dangerous” (see Harvard Business Review) 13 @ionel_condor
  14. 14. Lessons from the past EVERYBODY WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD BUT NOBODY WANTS TO CHANGE @ionel_condor
  15. 15. Lessons from our times 15 @ionel_condor
  16. 16. Lessons from our times• You need to support your career• Get busy living or get busy dying• Stay Agile and iterate, always in a permanent beta• Follow the cheese• Adaptability creates Stability• Analyze your n years of experience• Watch out the arrogance that comes from success• Watch out your predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification 16 @ionel_condor
  17. 17. Lessons from our times IF IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOU WILL FIND A WAY. IF NOT, YOU „LL FIND AN EXCUSE. 17 @ionel_condor
  18. 18. Lessons from our times Look for an opportunity to practice it ! Good Love ? At Doing Asked Routine ? to do at work Learn and Practice ! 18 @ionel_condor
  19. 19. Lessons from our timesFactors for success: Inhibitors: • Drive & Passion • Lack of belief in • Leadership self • Networking • Fear of Risk • Poor • Integrity Communication • Luck & Timing • Procrastination • Intellect • Lack of passion • Taking risks • Greed and ego • Planning But how do I get to know me better? 19 @ionel_condor
  20. 20. SWOT Analysis S W TRENGTHS EAKNESSES • List them here • List them here Internal factors O T PPORTUNITIES HREATS External • List them here • List them here factors Positive Negative @ionel_condor
  21. 21. Or a simple one 21 @ionel_condor
  22. 22. Lessons from our timesAsk yourself some tough questions What am I selling so special? First, Faster, Only, Better, Cheaper than others Is it Skills, Energy, Passion, Adaptability to Change, Quick decision maker, Risk taking, Communication skills, Networking, Good planning, High quality, …, …. ? 22 @ionel_condor
  23. 23. Lessons from our timesAsk yourself some tough questions When thousands of low cost people overseas can do my job, why I am so special? First, Faster, Only, Better, Cheaper than others Is it Skills, Energy, Passion, Adaptability to Change, Quick decision maker, Risk taking, Communication skills, Networking, Good planning, High quality, …, …. ? 23 @ionel_condor
  24. 24. Lessons from our timesAsk yourself some tough questions I am in Top 50 in my profession in my town because I am the First, Faster, Only, Better, Cheaper than others Is it Skills, Energy, Passion, Adaptability to Change, Quick decision maker, Risk taking, Communication skills, Networking, Good planning, High quality, …, …. ? 24 @ionel_condor
  25. 25. Lessons from our timesAsk yourself some tough questionsWhat is a day in the life of my company when I am not there and I do not add value ? Do they miss my Skills, Energy, Passion, Adaptability to Change, Quick decision maker, Risk taking, Communication skills, Networking, Good planning, High quality, …, …. ? 25 @ionel_condor
  26. 26. Lessons from our times 26 @ionel_condor
  27. 27. Lessons from cognitive science – a model oflearning Expert Needs to be Proficient put in a Needs context that Competent unhindered favors his practice and intuition and Needs real the big creativity Advanced world Beginner general exposure, Pro picture, SysteNovice Needs simple, cess Oriented m Oriented controlledNeeds simulationsrecipes, monitoring andfirstsuccesses 27 @ionel_condor
  28. 28. Lessons from cognitive science – a model oflearning Tasks So you want to become Env an Expert? 10 years of effort 28 @ionel_condor
  29. 29. Lessons from cognitive science – a model oflearning 29 @ionel_condor
  30. 30. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the way A SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLFUL SAILOR ! 30 @ionel_condor
  31. 31. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the way• specialist/generalist• architect/manager/project manager/business roles• Peter‟s principle• layer vs. feature 31 @ionel_condor
  32. 32. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayAnti patterns:• sheep dip• time constraints• lack of SMART objectives• lack of coaches and mentors• inadequate learning• inadequate reading• memory/brain bugs 32 @ionel_condor
  33. 33. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the way Winners do not carry losers !!!as AdvancedBeginners 33 @ionel_condor
  34. 34. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayKeep practice: “if youthink you are standingfirm, be careful that youdont fall!” (The HolyBible)ill remainas Advanced Beginners 34 @ionel_condor
  35. 35. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayWatch out: Most peopleare and will remain asAdvanced Beginners 35 @ionel_condor
  36. 36. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayUse it or loose it !!! 36 @ionel_condor
  37. 37. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayFavor rules for Novicesand Intuition plusCreativity for ExpertsBeginners 37 @ionel_condor
  38. 38. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the wayDo not creategeneral rulesAdvanced Beginners 38 @ionel_condor
  39. 39. Lessons from community - career dilemmas andfalse friends along the way There is no substitute (rule, tool, standard, process, methodology) for thinking and communicationAdvanced Beginners 39 @ionel_condor
  40. 40. Lessons from community - career dilemmas and false friends along the way Credits to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 40 @ionel_condor
  41. 41. Try & Error lessons from my experience 41 @ionel_condor
  42. 42. Try & Error lessons from my experienceDoes your company offer you also the time to study ? Should it ?• Monday morning “Career Plan”• Friday in the afternoon • “Ad-hoc presentations”• Are you doing your part ? 40h-20h rule 42 @ionel_condor
  43. 43. Try & Error lessons from my experienceDaily WeeklySafari Books MonthlyWork with a Individual &coach & Group Study 3-6 Months Presentationsmentor 6-12 Months Enlightening Revisit talks Career Sessions of Objectives pair Identify Certification programming needs & plans coaches Conferences Inspect & Leadership Adapt trainings 43 @ionel_condor
  44. 44. Try & Error lessons from my experience 44 @ionel_condor
  45. 45. Try & Error lessons from my experience 45 @ionel_condor
  46. 46. Try & Error lessons from my experience 46 @ionel_condor
  47. 47. Try & Error lessons from my experience 47 @ionel_condor
  48. 48. Try & Error lessons from my experience Books Podcasts User Groups Public or Private/In house Conferences RSS Readers for Blogs Group study / group presentations / group practice Daily Code Kata s It‟s about….. THE JOURNEY 48 @ionel_condor
  49. 49. Lessons from book authors - readingrecommendations @ionel_condor
  50. 50. Lessons from book authors - readingrecommendations 50 @ionel_condor
  51. 51. Lessons from book authors - readingrecommendations @ionel_condor
  52. 52. Lessons from book authors - readingrecommendations @ionel_condor
  53. 53. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE ANDMAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU Blog: http://ionelcondor.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @ionel_condor Email: ionel_condor@yahoo.com …and let‟s keep our career in a permanent beta !!! 53 @ionel_condor
  54. 54. Bibliography• Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha: “The Start-up of You”• Sam LightStone: “Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great”• Andy Hunt: “Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware” 54 @ionel_condor

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