Thursday, 30 June 2016

Road less Traveled, Journey from Good to Great

We are the crazy ones, the trouble makes, the misfits, the ones that are not happy with the status quo, the round pigs of the square holes. What ever the world may deem us to be, but it is evident that there is no rule that we follow except one rule – be the best. For me, I am in the audience of many geniuses and I have heard often that one is enough to change the world, with 9 other additions soon to the ever growing flock, really " God Save the World".
  
Happiness was and is no one’s territory, being happy is a feeling of being perfect, it's no space, no place, no matter or time. All we need to do is time it well. Do not ever let the intersection of knowledge, learning and experience slip away again. Make no mistake, opportunity once gone, seldom come back again. You have trusted me by allowing me to pave a path and with the mutual trust we have walked this dream. I am a dreamer, always have been, when had to sleep empty stomach, I dreamed with eyes wide open and when the circumstances changed for good, I dream harder for me and with you all. I cannot state how grateful I am, as it is your audience that has compelled me to work harder.

Don't forget to establish a personal compass ad that is the must. Start your work on building 5 spokes to this compass. The most important spoke in adult life is to have a career or a job that we love doing, as it is the work where we spend almost 60% of our adult life. If this time is not spent well or makes us unhappy, trust me we will make others around us including our dear ones unhappy. The great thing is we have taken care of this aspect and for a few this is work in progress. Once we have a happy career, now the second spoke of finances and security automatically gets established, if it is still not, make sure we work on it. At this time the third spoke of relationships flourishes, which in turn leads to the fourth spoke of having fun in the true sense. Now at this time it is our responsibility to establish the fifth spoke to our personal compass, giving back
  
In the end an excerpt from an interview, one of its kind, when for the first time the two giants of modern world technology, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates came together just a few months before Steve Jobs passed away. When Steve Jobs was asked how would he define his relationship with Bill Gates, he had all great things to say about Bill Gates but what stuck with me was " You and I have memories that stretch longer than the road ahead. 

I wish you progression, happiness, joy and bliss. I hope that you will keep the learning alive and stretch you wings a little broader. I truly hope that the journey of change that you started will be ever more adventurous, exciting, challenging and at times difficult as in difficulty comes an opportunity as it is the true test of our character.

I remain yours truly,

Hemant Dhariyal

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

We have started our business analysis course on 25 July and as usual our course is full of energetic individual, ready to change status quo. We at Education Edge welcome all our BA aspirants and look forward to exciting 3 months ahead to learn as well as achieve our goals.

Hemant Dhariyal

Monday, 27 June 2016

Education Edge Starts the PMP and and BA course -

Good morning everyone,

Welcome to Education Edge and congratulations on taking this first step towards PMP Certification.

The start of PMP course marks the beginning of some serious effort that is required if we are planning on writing the exam before November October 2015. Our job is to equip you with the right knowledge and make this journey easier and seamless considering all of us are working professionals.

Starting this week we will be sending out a weekly email, summarizing the chapters that we cover. Please do not consider these points as the only framework to study for the exam; this is just an "OFFICE READ", a routine we want to get into. The goal should be to read PMBOK 5 at least twice. Considering the value of this credential, the time spent in next few months towards preparing and passing this credential may be all worth it.


Our sessions are every Saturday @ 9 am.  
 
The end goal of this program is to attain the PMP designation and if we stay persistent that should not be a challenge. As discussed in our class peaking at the right time is the mantra for success. The goal is to start with 45 minutes a day and take it to 1:30 hours a day excluding the weekends. 


Each week our goal should be to read PMBOK Guide for the sections covered in the class and go over our videos.

Should you require any clarification do not hesitate to call or email us (Text me at 6476209490)

Hemant Dhariyal, PMP, CBAP, Project+
Bold Attitude I Precision Aim
Achieving Professional Excellence with Ease

Thursday, 23 June 2016


Career that I Enjoy
Education Edge
Finding work and transitioning into Business Analysis role is a journey or should I say a process which requires the right and consistent preparation, motivation, confidence gained from knowledge and belief in your heart that "Yes I can". When these qualities intersect, it is at this stage, you gain the quality to deliver and demonstrate the right knowledge.
Stay confident, understand that BABOK is the authoritative source of knowledge and do not leave any stone unturned towards practicing the concepts of this standard. Success will soon be yours. Keep the momentum going and stay persistent. Try being the best, the goal should not be money, trust me, money will come if learning is done the right way. The goal is to achieve the state of self actualization which only comes with expertise. Be the Experts, there will be no fear, just enjoyment at every stage in your career.
Knowledge has no form and when we learn well, we manage to give a form to the formless. Education must lead to opening of our minds towards new possibilities, mutual respect, personal growth and most importantly sensitivity towards issues and social causes. Education is true enablement.
Hemant Dhariyal - PMP, CBAP, ITIL, Project+, ITSM, CTT, Scrum Master, Agile Certified, Certified Product Owner, MCSE, MCSA, CCNA, Server+

In pursuit of completeness – Happiness unlimited!!

In pursuit of completeness – Happiness unlimited!! 
By: Hemant Dhariyal, Education Edge
Head meets Heart here, Talent meets Opportunity here.

Dear friends,
Since inception of Education Edge, we have continued to grow at a rapid pace. Balancing growth and staying in touch with everyone at times has been challenging. There may have been missed connections but make no mistake, no one has been forgotten and most importantly I have tried my best to ensure that no one is left behind.

Hard work, unwavering desire to keep moving forward, removing hurdles from the success path and increased motivation after each setback is what has led to a stable compass in our lives. One aspect has been common amongst us – developing understanding of the complete life cycle of anything that we undertake in our lives and ensuring we reach the desired outcome.

Aristotle said, "Whole is better than sum of its parts". Learning will complete us and the demonstration of this learning will make us unique. My true measure of success is when most of you will fulfill their dreams. Every night when I go to bed, for a moment, I think about you all, each one of you. I dream about all of you finding your destinations – where ever and whatever those are. Business Analysis and project management may very well be short term goal for some of you. For others it may be passion. If it's passion go crazy at learning it and if it is a short term goal, still get mastery as this may be that step towards your final destination.

When I worked in silo, I was not so successful, and then with time, I have learned to spread my wings, created true relationship, collaborated and created positive energy. The true character of a magnet is it’s pull. Our magnetism is the knowledge and it will pull attention towards us. You all have listened to me, sometimes I sound tough and I feel bad for being so assertive. But then I hope you will understand that I am trying my best to create a baseline of knowledge and trying to ensure that all of us stay together in-line with the big plan. When I was in the US, there was federal government program and it said something like "No kid left behind". This is my motto too. In the coming weeks, we will start sprinting towards our goal, I will make sure that this sprint does not turn into a marathon.

So open your mind, trust the process and prepare yourself for the flight of your life, fly with me under my wings and then soon, my hope is you will spread your wings and take a few under your wings too. The goal of a business is not just making money, it's also helping people. I have practiced it and even during major crisis in my life, never steered away from this principle. As recently as few years ago my bank balance was negative and in my pocket I had $117. It was 8:30 in the night and I was in a workshop with some of you. I could not just let everyone sit in the class hungry just because I had to finish a session. How could I, when one of you taught me "Never to eat alone". That day I went home with a balance of $37 in my pocket. Was I stressed? May be, but had faith, actually increased faith on the hard work and knowledge that I had gained through the years. Goodness creates happiness and opens the doors of possibilities that you never would imagine otherwise.

In Pablo Picasso words "everything that you can imagine is real". But that will only happen when we will nurture our minds with great thoughts and seek not to change the world, but choose to change our mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking and your thinking reflects your choice of what you want to see. One thing I always stress on is to read books about the great innovations and changes. It will create a great mindset to start your journey from good to great.

Last Friday, one of my student who is successfully employed with a Bank for over a year, told me that I must be very happy in my life. I paused for a while, and at that moment I realized how happy I have been with my life. Last 5 years have been a great learning experience for me.  I have been getting up every morning with determination and going to bed with satisfaction.

With each one of you finding work, my happiness grows. My dream gets bigger. I relish your success with you and then in my own silence. I appreciate your courage, motivation and the desire to change something in your life. This lesson of life will be incomplete for me if you did not find me and I did not connect with you. In last 2 years I have interacted with over 300 students. You have taught so much more than I can ever give you.  I have had over 300 life lessons from you. I sincerely hope that in the end there will be some takeaways for you all too.

Wake up to your dream, work hard for it, decision it and action it in a way that there is no tomorrow. A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Character is what emerges from all the little things we were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  We all complain about how bad things are, but we never step out of the comfort. Striving for success is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. Instill the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.      
The greatest principle on success is if we persist long enough we will win.
Finally, this is what I have to say to you -  our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we fall. Learn from the failures and try never to repeat it again.
The constraints of the past are behind us and the foundation of future are firmly in place. In the words of Paul Whiteman “The Orchestra have tuned their instruments, baton has given signal” to this if I may just add “it’s now time there is a new symphony in play”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, inspirational thoughts and help when I needed the most.


I remain yours truly.
Hemant Dhariyal

In pursuit of completeness – Happiness unlimited!!

In pursuit of completeness – Happiness unlimited!! 
By: Hemant Dhariyal, Education Edge
Head meets Heart here, Talent meets Opportunity here.

Dear friends,
Since inception of Education Edge, we have continued to grow at a rapid pace. Balancing growth and staying in touch with everyone at times has been challenging. There may have been missed connections but make no mistake, no one has been forgotten and most importantly I have tried my best to ensure that no one is left behind.

Hard work, unwavering desire to keep moving forward, removing hurdles from the success path and increased motivation after each setback is what has led to a stable compass in our lives. One aspect has been common amongst us – developing understanding of the complete life cycle of anything that we undertake in our lives and ensuring we reach the desired outcome.

Aristotle said, "Whole is better than sum of its parts". Learning will complete us and the demonstration of this learning will make us unique. My true measure of success is when most of you will fulfill their dreams. Every night when I go to bed, for a moment, I think about you all, each one of you. I dream about all of you finding your destinations – where ever and whatever those are. Business Analysis and project management may very well be short term goal for some of you. For others it may be passion. If it's passion go crazy at learning it and if it is a short term goal, still get mastery as this may be that step towards your final destination.

When I worked in silo, I was not so successful, and then with time, I have learned to spread my wings, created true relationship, collaborated and created positive energy. The true character of a magnet is it’s pull. Our magnetism is the knowledge and it will pull attention towards us. You all have listened to me, sometimes I sound tough and I feel bad for being so assertive. But then I hope you will understand that I am trying my best to create a baseline of knowledge and trying to ensure that all of us stay together in-line with the big plan. When I was in the US, there was federal government program and it said something like "No kid left behind". This is my motto too. In the coming weeks, we will start sprinting towards our goal, I will make sure that this sprint does not turn into a marathon.

So open your mind, trust the process and prepare yourself for the flight of your life, fly with me under my wings and then soon, my hope is you will spread your wings and take a few under your wings too. The goal of a business is not just making money, it's also helping people. I have practiced it and even during major crisis in my life, never steered away from this principle. As recently as few years ago my bank balance was negative and in my pocket I had $117. It was 8:30 in the night and I was in a workshop with some of you. I could not just let everyone sit in the class hungry just because I had to finish a session. How could I, when one of you taught me "Never to eat alone". That day I went home with a balance of $37 in my pocket. Was I stressed? May be, but had faith, actually increased faith on the hard work and knowledge that I had gained through the years. Goodness creates happiness and opens the doors of possibilities that you never would imagine otherwise.

In Pablo Picasso words "everything that you can imagine is real". But that will only happen when we will nurture our minds with great thoughts and seek not to change the world, but choose to change our mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking and your thinking reflects your choice of what you want to see. One thing I always stress on is to read books about the great innovations and changes. It will create a great mindset to start your journey from good to great.

Last Friday, one of my student who is successfully employed with a Bank for over a year, told me that I must be very happy in my life. I paused for a while, and at that moment I realized how happy I have been with my life. Last 5 years have been a great learning experience for me.  I have been getting up every morning with determination and going to bed with satisfaction.

With each one of you finding work, my happiness grows. My dream gets bigger. I relish your success with you and then in my own silence. I appreciate your courage, motivation and the desire to change something in your life. This lesson of life will be incomplete for me if you did not find me and I did not connect with you. In last 2 years I have interacted with over 300 students. You have taught so much more than I can ever give you.  I have had over 300 life lessons from you. I sincerely hope that in the end there will be some takeaways for you all too.

Wake up to your dream, work hard for it, decision it and action it in a way that there is no tomorrow. A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Character is what emerges from all the little things we were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway.

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.  We all complain about how bad things are, but we never step out of the comfort. Striving for success is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. Instill the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.      
The greatest principle on success is if we persist long enough we will win.
Finally, this is what I have to say to you -  our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we fall. Learn from the failures and try never to repeat it again.
The constraints of the past are behind us and the foundation of future are firmly in place. In the words of Paul Whiteman “The Orchestra have tuned their instruments, baton has given signal” to this if I may just add “it’s now time there is a new symphony in play”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, inspirational thoughts and help when I needed the most.


I remain yours truly.
Hemant Dhariyal

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

What matters the most in life....

Hallmark of a great professional is not just demonstration of knowledge, expertise or timely delivery, it is also kindness, gratitude and mutual respect. Never under estimate any one’s potential. Being respectful of others feelings and social norms including religion is paramount to be successful in true sense. Success is not one dimensional, it multidimensional. Those who successfully took this journey from good to great had one thing in common – “respect for human kind”. Being good human being is the uttermost quality which would matter in the end. If it means breaking some barriers, so be it, let's be the best.

You are my Rock Stars and I am your biggest fan. Remember, I will always be someone who will come to watch your show, whether you see me or not, somewhere far in those crowds, I will be present enjoying your success and savouring every bit of it. You all have made my life interesting, beautiful, eventful, exciting and so much more. Most importantly it is you all that I have absorbed in last few years. I thank you for making my journey of life the way it. Thank you for giving me the strength to be transparent, honest and respectful.

I truly wish that you will find that point in your life where knowledge, experience and the right attitude intersect. Someone rightfully said, perfection is no time, no place, it is a state. That state, I believe where you catch this intersection at the right time.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Consulting at Education Edge

Connecting top talent with the best of the class organization. 

Education Edge is a management consulting firm that provides advisory services customized to address strategy, process, and project management needs to leading firms across North America. Our functional practice areas include strategy, process, project management, leadership development, research and analytics, and implementation support among a range of various other consulting services.

You’re driven, you’re motivated. You are looking for an opportunity to be part of something great that will build upon your strengths and experience to enhance your career.
Do you dive in with an organization that is looking to make its mark in the industry, or do you choose to go with a tried and true company, one that is recognized for its ability to deliver and get the job done? Education Edge is a perfect combination of those two worlds - an organization teeming with eager professionals that is able to leverage years of continued success. With this comprehensive group, we have everything it takes to be one of the best consulting firm in the country - great clients, superior products and services, and talented people just like you.

At our core is a commitment to our employees. We aim to be a company where everyone can contribute to our team’s success while achieving personal goals. We work hard to create opportunities for our employees to develop and grow into future leaders of our organization. Our company is known as a great place to work and we invite you to take a closer look at Education Edge. We are confident that our unique position and dynamic team will provide you with opportunities that you will not find elsewhere. Education Edge is an organization that you will be proud to have on your resume and the experience you gain here will lay the foundation for the rest of your career.




Project Management and Education Edge

Education Edge is a leader in professional education and carries out its mission to deliver excellence with pride and focus on the future. Our leadership in administration, faculty, and staff makes our mission come alive every day. With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, Education Edge offers unparalleled experiences across a broad spectrum of professional courses. Education Edge is a story of enablement, growth and seizing opportunity in the education space. Our brand is unique in many ways with one and only goal - deliver education and consulting services with highest quality without steering away from core values and ethics. The foundation of our services are based on adoption of best practices not mere learning. Our partnerships and alignments are built on long term relationships which has led to almost all our students return for advice, additional capabilities and numerous referrals.

Since 2005 Education Edge has provided project management, business analysis and QA training that turns the complexity of industry standards into practical application. Instead of covering a broad body of knowledge, our courses are laser-focused for business analysts, project managers, and process analysts. We don't rely on traditional academic or rote learning methods, but offer classes that are practical and engaging. Rather than deliver unimaginative lectures, our instructors facilitate classes using interactive case studies that energize students to learn… and motivate them to perform.
Our Motto: Inspiration meets perspiration ... here. Head meets heart ...


What we do Best
We teach that the real measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others, and they learn to be hard-working leaders with a global perspective. We conduct research to improve lives. We add millions to the economy by developing skilled force and executing projects in our state and beyond. We help communities by sharing our faculty expertise and research.
We support students in many ways, including advising and counseling services while in a course with us and further into professional career. Our network of more than 2000 alumni is accessible to students when they want advice and to learn about job networking and mentor opportunities as well as what to expect in the future.




Founder
The foundation of Education Edge is based on delivering learning in a simplified form directed with a clear aim of realizing only success. In the early days of Education Edge, our specialization was delivering PMP. The origination of the idea came of out of my struggles with finding PMP preparation institute. After completing my PMP with Proficient in all Process Groups and with mostly self-learning, I knew that my goal was to establish a professional education campus that will deliver excellence and provide success to each person who trusted us. With my management consulting experience in Portfolio and Program Management, I decided to develop my own course, a course that will deliver value to students. With my own PMP Preparation experience, I knew it will not be a boot camp. How could any institute or instructor cram in over 500 pages of PMBOK in 4-5 sessions? And how could someone retain all this content considering the complexity of the exam?
Our PMP course is based on progressive and milestone based learning mechanism and ensuring all the participants stay focused and motivated thorough out the 8 weeks program. With the success of PMP course, I have introduced the same mechanism to design the business analysis as well as Quality Assurance programs. In last few years we created a unique space in project management as well as business analysis.
I feel that we have a need for more institute that provide integrity in training and uphold highest standards built towards ensuring success of the students not their own business models. Education must be for enablement, it should simpler, easier and faster.
My success as an educator came out of learning, continuous improvement, accountability and consistent delivery of knowledge that is easy to apply. The goal is to continue doing it without steering away from an end goal of helping people achieve their dreams.
In the end, Pablo Picasso once said "everything that you can imagine is real” but a dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. I have come to believe that to transform your career, you need a partner. One who brings you new and innovative ideas every day. A partner with deep industry knowledge, meaningful insights and the broadest range of capabilities. A partner who works shoulder to shoulder with you to help you reach the next level of performance. With expertise and over 40 industry designations within my core team, Education Edge is that partner.