My product management journey began before joining BPDTS; I'd like to share how I transitioned my career from an accountant and business analyst to where I am today in product management. Starting a new position is always a hurdle; in my new role as a Senior Product Manager, the uncertainty around the pandemic meant I was stepping into an unknown, and it couldn't have been more exciting or satisfying.
Everyone wins in a mentoring environment. Through the BPDTS mentoring programme, we're investing in our people in a way that allows them to give back to the organisation. We spoke with some of our mentors and mentees to learn more about their mentoring success.
Anne-Marie Goulden, Digital Service Practice Manager at BPDTS, discusses why BPDTS is on the move towards a more agile performance management approach to drive continuous improvement. The post is part 2 of a 2-part series.
Anne-Marie Goulden, Digital Service Practice Manager at BPDTS, discusses how BPDTS is taking a bottom-up approach to change management. Learn more about how continual conversations help cultivate a culture of ownership, recurrent feedback, and development. The post is part 1 of a 2-part series.
An unusual spin on a job share allows Nigel Sutton and Colin Hutchinson to extend their professional lives while ensuring critical corporate knowledge and skills are retained. Learn what factors help make their job share successful.
Sean Dinning started his technology career as an apprentice, working his way up to an Infrastructure Engineer role. Learn more about Sean's journey and why he thinks BPDTS and the public sector are a great place to work.
Sarah Walden, Associate Project Manager on the Special Projects Team, put a plan in motion to further develop her skills in the delivery management space. Using a proactive strategy including, mentoring, shadowing, online training, and external courses, Sarah grabbed the wheel of her career, steering it towards a new destination. We get to learn more about Sarah's journey in our On the Spot interview.
Mentoring offers the best of both worlds – you give and receive. When implemented flexibly, with an eye toward the balance of personal and organisational goals, mentorship can yield tangible and mutually rewarding results for benefactors and beneficiaries alike.
Mentoring is gaining momentum as a professional development approach. The impact and value of mentorship exponentially increase when it becomes one of many tools in your development toolbox. Used in conjunction with other activities including, coaching, shadowing, peer to peer training and formal training, mentoring complements the more comprehensive approach to career mobility and learning and development.