E69 Navigating the Twists and Turns of a Project Management Career with Kiron Bondale
Kiron Bondale was our special guest in this final episode of 2020. Kiron shared his career story with us including how he starting in project management and the 3 key career moments which have helped to shape his career.
Kiron also provided insights for PMs to help take your career to the next level. His time as a PM, PMO Leader, and PM Trainer has given him an opportunity to observe what works for PMs of all experience levels. We also hear his thoughts on training in the Post-Covid world as well as his perspective on a love-hate relationship with PMI.
Kiron joined us from outside Toronto, Canada as we continued our discussions with global PMO leaders. This year we chatted live with influencers from Australia, Canada, India, UK and the US. Next year we’ll continue our global trek with confirmed guests in the first quarter from Africa, Australia and the US.
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For over twenty-five years, World Class Productivity (WCP) has been providing project management and agile training and consulting services to companies across Canada.
Kiron Bondale has managed hundreds of projects in both internal and third party contexts over the past twenty years. He has setup and led Project Management Offices and has provided agile, project portfolio management and project management consulting services to hundreds of clients across multiple industries.
Kiron is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and served as a volunteer director on the Board of the PMI Lakeshore Chapter for six years. He has reviewed a number of recent PMI standards and practice guides including the Sixth and Seventh editions of the PMBOK® Guide.
Kiron has been published in both project management-specific journals as well as industry-specific journals. He has delivered hundreds of webinar presentations on a variety of project management and agile topics and has presented at multiple industry conferences.
In addition to a weekly blog, Kiron is a daily contributor to key LinkedIn and Projectmanagement.com project management discussion groups.
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