Every year I try to spend time on my own training. I usually start thinking about two things the year before:
What are some knowledge gaps that I have that I’d like to fill, and
What are upcoming trends that will cause me to become obsolete if I don’t get ahead of them?
Then I review the available courses, events, and actions and I’ll try to come up with 2-3 things that I’ll focus on for personal improvement.
I’ve posted a couple of "Sharpening the Saw" posts in previous years. Usually in March, but this one is a bit late. I hope this becomes an annual post to remind me (and perhaps you) to plot a journey of continuous learning. And making it public also helps motivate me to actually DO what I say I want to do…
This year, I’ve planned on the following:
Agile Coach Camp in Raleigh
Evolving Scrum Alliance CAL-I content
Co-presenting, more & more...
Starting down the ORSC coaching path