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Scrum Master Badge from Six Sigma

I'm *VERY* excited to add Scrum Master to my credentials and was fascinated to learn the difference between this and Project Manager. As I continue to apply for Project Management roles while starting my own side hustle, I could really use the reminder of how to do things better, faster and it came Just In Time!

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Completed the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate Project Manager online course and certification exam. It was a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who, like me, is building their career in web development and project management.

Chrome dev tools device toolbar and WAVE chrome extension by Clark Newell

Manual testing, accessibility evaluations, unit testing and mock production builds will definitely reveal issues you didn’t even realize you had. This in turn creates a lot more cards or “tickets” on your kanban board, but it’s for the best because you definitely want to release the most presentable, useable, and accessible product possible.

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So grateful I have been trained to look at my progress in retrospect, approach things in different ways when necessary, and organize my tasks kanban style in order to meet goals. Without this, I would never have a usable product to begin representing myself in the marketplace.

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Agile methodology not only allows for constant review of team productivity, it also allows for constant review of the product being developed. It’s best to find out early and often when something is not going to work, or could be done better/faster in a different way.

Sink filled with computer parts

I have loved learning to become a truly Full Stack Developer. While doing something different every day or week definitely fights away boredom and constantly offers up new challenges, I would love the opportunity to develop an expertise that I am known for.

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