Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Professionalism - Part1

How to be professional?

The only way to become a professional is to discipline yourself to think, speak, look and act like a professional.

Example 1: If you want to be a professional salesman, you must think, speak, look and act like a professional salesman.

Example 2: If you want to be a professional Principle Technologist, you must think, speak, look and act like a professional Principle Technologist.

Business Awareness

You must be aware of the business circumestances of the society and the following can help:

I suggest spending at least 20 minutes every day for this.

Industry Awareness

You must be aware of the
  • Latest technologies e.g. ASP.NET MVC
  • Future technologies e.g. SQL Server 2010 code named Kilimanjaro
  • Available market tools/products and their prices to resolve problems e.g. NUnit, NMock
  • New product releases e.g. Windows 7.0
  • Competitors, their products and prices

The following can help to gain this knowledge:

http://www.microsoftpdc.com/

Microsoft PDC is where Microsoft announces many new technologies and releases.

http://www.asp.net

You gain lots of infomation about asp.net

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