Saturday, May 14, 2011

Going back to school....

Well, sort of!

I had just applied to enter a program to be certified as a Project Manager under the Project Management Certification Program organised by my department. This program will start at the end of May, 2011 and will run for the next 6 months. I will be going through this program while still working full time.

I just realised that soon after submitting my application that as I go through this program, I might have just at the same time signed off my time to craft on weekends! Ooppps! What have I just got myself into! Oh well! A woman has got to do what she has to do.... LOL!

I have been wanting to give this certification program a go for the last 2 years since I started managing projects close to 3 years ago. My boss has been asking me to take it up so that I can be a true certified Project Manager, and thus be more valuable to the department, and at the same time, I get to increase my knowledge in the field of Project Management to handle bigger and more challenging projects.

I wasn’t ready to do it in the last 2 years due to heavy work load, as this program requires me to prepare project reports every 2 months for presentation based on the 9 knowledge areas recognized by The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Sounds scary, doesn’t it? Ooops! LOL!

With 80 projects to manage in the last 3 years, trying to fit in a time to prepare 4 project reports for presentation in between the already packed work schedule within 6 months would almost be suicidal, so to speak! LOL!

But, this year, with lesser projects to handle (I think) compared to the last 3 years, but still, none the less busy, I decided to take the plunge and give this certification program a go. And I literally mean taking the plunge as I only handed in my application at 4.45pm, when the dateline to submit the application was at 5.00pm on the 13th of May 2011!

I was so busy with work that it totally slipped my mind to submit my application earlier, but I suddenly remembered when I accidentally met one of the facilitators just before lunch time today. Talk about last minute entry! LOL!

So, friends, readers of my blog, and family members, do wish me luck! I need all the well wishes and support I can get. I might have to give up my craft for a while, but I hope that all my “sacrifices” *grin* will be worth it. I hope and pray that I will do well.

So, looks like Aiman has a study mate! *wink*


Neng Fadhilah Ansin said...

Good luck in your new enrollment scheduled, Pn. Za your are such a strong women.

busymum100 said...

I know you can do it Nik!! Go Nik Go!!