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New Post 1/6/2012 12:53 PM
User is offline NitWitNick
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Re: What makes a good portfolio? Too many certs? 
Modified By NitWitNick  on 1/6/2012 3:58:34 PM)

<“what software do you dislike the most?>

 The Software that is developed without User Input...."They Don't Know They Need This Yet".

 

<I bump shoulders with PM’s from aerospace and pharmaceuticals out here in Ventura County who do this day in and day out and I feel behind.>

Don't be afraid to ask questions...I'm a PM and want everyone on the same page...I'd rather someone ask a question...instead of not asking and being left behind....or wasting time doing something that was intrepeted wrong.

Remember there are NO silly questions....a Good PM / BA / Developer or whatever, asks lots of question to clarify and learn things. A Mentor also seeks Mentors...there is No One that knows everything.

 
New Post 1/7/2012 2:54 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: What makes a good portfolio? Too many certs? 

 Vegasis wrote

 “what software do you dislike the most? since my essentials are MS apps and nothing else”), 

Obvious answer is that you hate Apple apps :-)
Seriously though, that is a very weird question to ask a BA. Sounds like your interviewer was trying to be clever but it makes them sound like an idiot. BA's are solution independent. We may analyse systems that don't actually have software. Probably a place to avoid. Hard to knock work back in the current environment though.
Good luck with it.
Kimbo
 
New Post 3/12/2012 4:44 AM
User is offline vicky mentor
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Re: What makes a good portfolio? Too many certs? 

Obviously just having too many certification in your possession doesn't make your portfolio strong.

But cert in addtion to experience will certainly bring up great value to those certs.

 
New Post 4/28/2012 8:55 AM
User is offline Shane
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Re: What makes a good portfolio? Too many certs? 

When i submit my  a resume, i usually change my resume a bit to mach the requirement. I think thats make a good artifact portfolio. Before each interview do a homework related to the asked requirements. 

Too much certification can create be a problem in some cases. Last year I was rejected twice due to over qualification. They said I am over qualified for their job. So right amout of experience and certification will get you a job. You can pursuit the PM program but dont show that in your resume.

Best of Luck!

 

 
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