SQLSat86 Session Review: Andy Warren’s ‘Building a Professional Development Plan’

The most popular blog post for 2012, enjoy!

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Before we begin, I must first admit that when I saw ‘Building a Professional Development Plan’ in the SQL Saturday 85 Schedule in Orlando back in September, I was not enthusiastic about attending this session as I thought it was more for consultants or for those looking to start their own business.  Quite simply, I was thinking business plan and not individual plan.  In hindsight, I wish I had attended this session back then, but I digress.

As most everyone knows, Andy Warren is the father of SQL Saturday and his status in the SQL community is legendary.  With that being said I will now list the things that I learned from this session.

  • Generally we do not like setting goals as there is an inherit risk of failure.
  • The professional development plan, or PDP, is essentially your business plan as you are essentially a business with a plan.
  • The PDP…

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Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on December 30, 2012, in SQL Saturday and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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