PgMP certification

I have decided some weeks ago that for this quarter I was going to do something different. After 4 quarters investing time on trading, crypto-currencies, machine learning and blockchain it’s time to change.

The challenge is to obtain the PgMP certification.

Following the V2MOM model:

  • Vision: Study, learn and prepare myself to obtain the PgMP Certification.
  • Values: have fun, learn a lot, meet people that has done it or that are willing to obtain the same certification.
  • Method: read the Standard program management, read the PMBoK, do a lot of exercises, look for colleagues that are willing to share their experience and knowledge.
  • Obstacles: Time.
  • Measures:
    • Be PgMP certified at the end of January.

Guifi.net

Common telecomunications network: open, free and neutral

This is the purpose of Guifi.net, a place where there are so many interconnected routers, lines and individuals sharing their network with a clear purpose: open, free and neutral.

Coverage map

You can see a map where you will see how extended the network is:

guifinet map Spain

In Sevilla there is a cooperative working under the same principles: SevillaGuifi.net

Guru99, python and more

There are so many tutorials about almost everything, this time I found this one: https://www.guru99.com

  • Guru99 Vision:  Fun & Free Education for ALL
  • Guru99 Mission: To bring all feasible courses , online.

Python was the one who took the first look, but I went quickly to other tutorials.

I am inmersed now on a SAP HCM project, so I have read the basis of the SAP Infotype organization and other relevant stuff that the consultants are mentioning every single day.

Read tutorials is hard, but these ones are in real “plain english” so you quickly understand the topics. They are focused on people without knowledge of a topic.

Lingvist

I have started to use Lingvist to improve my french. I have to improve all aspects of my french and the most important one is the writing skills. The exercises proposed are fine to improve the writing skills.

The proposed platform contains elements of gamification where you can measure your results, time invested, etc. I miss that for reading and listening content the platform does not offer exercises to check your level of understanding or listening so you can also track that evolution.

ServiceNow Training Vs SalesForce Trailhead

I have accessed to the ServiceNow training services they offer. And as I have been using the SalesForce Trailhead services, to compare it is the first thing I have done.

The first thing you find is that the majority of the courses are so much expensive. You can consider that nothing is for free, but the amount of training courses offered by SalesForce is impressive.

The user interface is very classical in comparison with trailhead. The use of videos is low and there is a lot of documentation to read, but without a clear learning path or goal.

The way the information is updated it nice but you have the feeling you are accessing to a help database from 2002.

It’s clear the training strategy from ServiceNow is so much different to the one picked by SalesForce. I’m sure they are making some money with these training courses, but the speed of adoption of the communitty (technical, users and business users) is going to grow very slowly in comparison with SalesForce.