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Hello! I’m Peter and this is my story. 

My name is Peter and I enrolled in the C|PM course last year. After taking the course my professional life completely changed, which is why I want to share my experience with you.

First, I need to clarify that before taking the course I had some misconceptions regarding project management (PM). I previously thought PM was about large construction projects, buildings, and machinery worth millions of dollars.
But in reality, PM can be used in almost any setting. Everyone from: teachers, students, wedding planners, office workers, and do-it-yourselfers can employ the core skills of project management. These skills can help professionals’ working lives run more smoothly, and ensure a greater chance of success.

I am 26 years old and I am now working for XYZCO Ltd as a Junior Project Manager. Previously, I was working for the same company last year in operations as a multi-task assistant.

After completing the course, I have more responsibility, a better salary, and I feel I am bringing greater value to the organization.

I had worked with lots of project managers on multiple projects, however, and I was not always satisfied with the way they worked and how they would assign tasks to the team. Bad organization and a lack of communication often negatively impacted project outcomes.

I decided to discover what PM is, to help myself and my teammates finish our tasks and achieve our goals more easily and effectively.
Finding a rigorous project management course was challenging. I searched a lot and found different methodologies, books, and certifications.

I was confused in the beginning and I found it difficult to decide which approach or which course I should take until I received the C|PM brochure that explained the content of the course. You can see the brochure for yourself here:
C|PM Brochure

I found it comprehensive, cohesive, easy to understand, and exactly what I was looking for. With a smart project management approach, the C|PM course provides the knowledge you need to start a new career in PM or to advance your career.

After completing the training, there were thorough practice tests that helped me prepare for the final exam. I found the practice test VERY helpful and I passed the exam successfully with an 87%! As soon as I passed, I knew that I was ready to make a change in my professional life. My manager also noticed this change and as a result, I received much more interesting and challenging assignments. I never thought about leading a team or being a project manager, and I was surprised when my boss chose me to lead my first project!

When I heard this news, I thought immediately about all the knowledge I gained and that I am proudly a certified project manager C|PM!

It was my first project, and because of my team, stakeholder collaboration, and senior manager encouragement, I achieved 90% of the goals set by the project management office. I think it is a promising beginning!

That was my story. How about yours?
Get certified and be a Project Manager! 

ABOUT AUTHOR

Smart Project Management

Chihab TRIRACH

Graduated from University Hassan II of Casablanca, in the field of Economics and Management. Chihab chose to start his professional career as a salesperson as he also worked in the CRM department in different companies. One of his goals in life is to build his own business. He believes that working in different organizations and circumstances will help him learn more, gain valuable experience, and in turn, achieve his ultimate goal. Now, Chihab is working as a Business Development executive and product owner at IIB Council. He is responsible for C|PM (Certified Project Manager) certification operations within the company because of his enthusiasm regarding the field of project management.

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