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