Ever since I published my blog How I got my PMP cert in Singapore – A Complete Guide From Registering, Learning to Passing the Exam I’ve received numerous comments, questions and feedback. There was emails, blog post comments, and even LinkedIn adds (not recommended 🙂 ) First of all, I’d like to thank all the readers for your overwhelming responses! Many of the readers also told me Jeffery, my PMP instructor, shared my experience and my blog on his classes. Thank you Jeffery and I hope it can help more people pass PMP. I’d like to take this chance to write a blog specifically to answer some of the most frequently asked questions, so that it can help more people to clear your doubts.
Project Intro and Background
Our Web Analytics Manager Karen noticed from the web data that most of the visitors to our website are Small Business Owners. To answer that, we’d like to create a solution page to help them find out what are our key offering to each of their needs.
Therefore, the objective of this project is to guide small business owners to the products they need, so that they can get started with Salesforce more quickly and easily. This is a great showcase of marketing our “solutions” other than “products”, which is more attractive and relevant to our audience.
Interactive Solution Page
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Earlier last month, one of my friends, Lingfeng, an NUS graduated engineer approached me with several of his projects that need my help. At first he told me about his smart parking system which has already won Hackathon prizes before (which I will write separately about). And this time round he hoped that I could join the team for another Hackathon, Climate Innovation Challenge, which aims to promote innovative, cost-effective green solutions that safeguard our environment.
To align with that, our project was to propose an energy self-sufficient building. The concept of the project was to innovate a new way when we build the foundation piles of the buildings, and using the temperature difference between the core soil (20-40 metres deep) and the hot air reflected on the surface to generate power that’s enough to sustain the whole building.
In early 2016, I was fortunate enough to have been appointedby TaraBliss Spa as Digital Marketing Consultant for their strategy planning, campaign management and execution. Besides delivering an Online Presence Analysis (of all channels including their Website, Blog, Facebook Page, Instagram Account etc.) and creating a comprehensive Digital Marketing Plan, I helped the brand execute digital campaigns, maintained their social marketing calendar, managed social channels, created and launched their email newsletter (on Campaign Monitor), optimized their products’ eCommerce presences (on Lazada, Qoo10) and listings with premium content. I also managed several undergoing digital projects for their official website (https://www.tarabliss.com.sg/) and their WIP eCommerce site (apothecary).
Adobe Symposium 2016 in Singapore happened on Thursday, the 28th of July. As a part of Adobe’s enterprise customer and loyal individual user of more than 10 years, I attended the event to find out what they have to offer in terms of new technologies, features and solutions. I felt overall it’s an inspiring event with the latest product and technology demos and interesting topics and trends.
Digital Marketing nowadays is nothing but putting your customer and your audience at the centre of everything you do. As a customer, the request is simple and powerful “Assure me, know me, empower me and delight me”. With that, companies should use technologies available to deliver that customized unique experiences to the customers.
View the live page here > http://salesforce.com/why
- Project Management – be the project owner for this project and ensure its on-time-on-budget delivery.
- Brainstorming for creative ideas and inspirations with the team.
- HTML/CSS/jQuery coding for the microsite development.
Project Intro and Background
In Feb 2016, I’ve got an opportunity to work on an interesting project – an Agenda page for Salesforce’s World Tour Melbourne. The marketers would like the page to represent a “Perfect Day” for each of the 6 streams – “Sales”, “Marketing”, “Service” etc., and the functionality for the users to click each of the breakout sessions to read more about that session. Instead of creating a single page of each of the Perfect Days, our team decided to leverage the current “Agenda” page and add a “Filter” function to it, and I’ll be coding the page so that we have a beautiful and user-friendly web experience for the visitors to view that perfect day on a single page.
View the live page here >
My responsibilities and requirements of this project were:
- HTML/CSS RWD (Responsive Web Design) coding
- jQuery for filtering and lightbox functionalities
- jQuery for passing the parameters
- Implement the solution to Open CMS platform
It took me about two weeks time to prepare for the PMP test after my 5-day course with NTUC NextU, although I understand that the average preparation time for PMP tests is 3 months. I’m not going to lie that I was once quite overwhelmed by the criteria to fulfil to sign up for PMP exams, the difficulty of PMP exams, and the low passing rate. Therefore, I had always been thinking that once I passed, I’m going to share my own experiences, tips and learning methods back to the community. So here it is – a complete guide to passing the PMP exam and getting the cert, including: Recommended PMP Course in Singapore; How to register for the PMP exam (what to prepare and what to expect); How to self-study and prepare for the actual PMP exam; And lastly, how is it like to take the actual exam in Singapore.
Who are eligible for taking the PMP course and exam
PMP course and exams are meant to be for experienced full-time project managers with 3-5 years managing projects, so it’s not for fresh Project Managers hoping to acquire basic PM knowledge/methodologies.
On January 28, I had the pleasure to attend Adobe Advantage Forum Singapore as my first event of 2016. I find the event rather worthwhile because it provides not only the latest technologies and functionalities that Adobe Products offer, but also it sparks creativity and conversations around latest trends of the user experiences as well as design.
Client: Post-it brand APAC (Singapore, Australia and Philippines)
Objective: To design and develop responsive eNewsletter for efficient and effective deployment of monthly eNewsletters to engage customers and drive sales.
Newsletter template mockup:
- eMail best practice
- Flexible content blocks for localization
- With Post-it® branding – colorful, vibrant, innovative
- Responsive design and coding – mobile/tablet friendly