Webinar - Half Double Certifications

Learn about the benefits and opportunities related to the new Half Double methodology certification standard – a compelling supplement to the PM competencies you already have.
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With a strong focus on impact creation through flow and solid leadership, a Half Double certification is a great way for you to prove your ability to successfully apply the methodology and thereby leading projects faster and with higher impact.

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Who: Jesper Schreiner: CEO of the Danish Project Management Association. Jesper plays and active role in the development of the new Half Double Certification standard. Jørgen Aalbæk: Partner at Implement Consulting Group. Jørgen is Implement’s key driver in the development of the new Half Double Certification standard and works in close collaboration with the Danish Project Management Association.

 

Transcript -  Webinar - Half Double Certifications 


good morning everybody

00:03

and uh most welcome to this morning

00:06

session

00:06

this webinar about the half double um

00:11

me and my uh my co-host johan ulbek from

00:14

implement have really been looking

00:15

forward to

00:16

to meeting you on the this webinar uh

00:19

which is the third in a series of four

00:22

webinar

00:23

that have been organized between the

00:25

half double institute

00:26

and the danish project management

00:28

organization

00:30

the first one held about a couple of

00:32

weeks ago was about the methodology

00:35

in general then the second one earlier

00:38

this week about

00:39

half double applied in projects and

00:41

portfolios and

00:42

now there's a third webinar about the

00:45

half double

00:46

certification program and then there is

00:48

no before

00:49

i think it's next week which is about

00:51

all the research

00:53

results that have been produced about

00:56

half double um

01:00

i am uh i'm jasper schreiner and i

01:03

am the managing director of the danish

01:05

project management association and the

01:07

reason why i'm here today is

01:09

that the danish project management

01:11

association has

01:13

actually been chosen as a service

01:14

provider for the half double institute

01:17

of the upcoming half double

01:18

certification program

01:20

and quite naturally we have then also

01:23

been involved and are quite

01:25

heavily involved in the development of

01:27

the certification program

01:29

and now over to you john thank you very

01:31

much so my name is

01:32

johan obeck i work here at the implement

01:34

consulting group

01:35

and i have been attending this half

01:38

double journey more or less since the

01:40

beginning

01:40

in a close cooperation with the heavenly

01:43

danish industrial foundation

01:45

and we are launching this

01:48

certification now and in in order to

01:51

this

01:52

we have made this this webinar here so

01:54

we look very much forward to

01:56

introduce it to you so you can have an

01:58

idea about

02:00

what this contains

02:09

let's have a look at the agenda for this

02:11

webinar um

02:13

we are now at the welcome session and

02:14

the introduction and um

02:17

moving to the agenda um first we'll just

02:20

give you a very short introduction that

02:22

maybe it would be a recap for some of

02:23

you

02:24

um about the half double uh methodology

02:27

which which we call a half double in a

02:29

nutshell that's that's about the

02:31

methodology in general

02:33

and then we will move to the the

02:35

certifications level

02:36

uh levels that we are introducing uh

02:39

with the certification program we will

02:40

take you through a tour of the force

02:42

uh through the certification journey uh

02:46

and then we will deep dive a little more

02:49

into each of the three levels

02:51

the half double foundation certification

02:53

the practitioner certification

02:55

and the master certification and then

02:58

finally

02:58

summing up with taking a look at the

03:00

roadmap what are our plans

03:03

for the near future and for next year by

03:05

the way

03:06

and then just for your information

03:10

um you probably have questions we really

03:13

hope you have questions to us

03:15

and and then please post your questions

03:18

write your questions in the q and

03:20

a section if you look at the bottom of

03:22

your screen

03:23

you have a chat you can raise your hand

03:25

and there is

03:28

a call for action button for q a write

03:31

your questions there

03:32

and then approximately a quarter to 10

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we we will um stop our presentation

03:39

our slide deck and and and answer as

03:42

many of your questions as possible

03:45

furthermore just for your information if

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you have any problems

03:49

uh with your sound or whatever it may be

03:52

we have patrick here as our assistant

03:54

and he will be watching the the the the

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chat

03:58

so right just write your your questions

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or your comments there and pets will

04:02

follow up immediately

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okay but let's go and get started now um

04:08

so uh over to you yarn and the first

04:10

thing we'll look at is uh

04:12

is is half double in a nutshell thank

04:15

you very much especially

04:16

so yes oh yeah sorry

04:20

sorry so before we get started yeah i

04:22

should also inform you that we have

04:24

prepared three polls for you

04:26

um and this is the first one just before

04:28

we get started we would really like to

04:30

know about

04:30

uh some about your background in terms

04:33

of project management certifications

04:35

uh so the questions to you is um do you

04:38

have one or more

04:40

pm certifications you can choose between

04:42

these

04:43

uh these five here or maybe you have

04:45

some others

04:46

and um and then uh it's possible for uh

04:49

for you to give multiple answers so if

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you have more please indicate

04:53

so please go on and and give your

04:55

answers

04:59

a lot of activity is going on here yes

05:02

to see

05:14

all right let's give it a little more

05:17

okay

05:20

let's go to launch

05:23

so what do we have

05:26

i think uh prince2 uh ipma and

05:29

the scrum is the winner yeah has the

05:32

most

05:33

so and that's quite a lot of

05:37

others as well it could be interesting

05:39

to deep dive a little bit into that that

05:41

must be another

05:42

on another webinar okay uh thank you

05:45

very much now we have a brief overview

05:46

of

05:47

of your background thank you and now to

05:49

yearn sorry for

05:51

you missed it thank you so

05:54

as jesper said maybe this is something

05:58

some of you have heard before but we

06:00

just take a very brief

06:01

inflight on what is half double actually

06:04

for those of you

06:06

who don't know it or maybe haven't heard

06:07

that much about it

06:09

so half probably consists of three

06:12

major areas and which is a

06:16

impact flow and leadership and on this

06:18

slide here you see we also have the

06:20

local translation

06:21

because when you work with impactflow

06:23

leadership it's

06:24

of course very important that you

06:26

translate it

06:28

to the local circumstances so you don't

06:30

do too much

06:31

do or do too little or due to the

06:34

current situation

06:35

so you can say working with impact here

06:38

it's

06:38

it's very much about having a focus

06:41

on effect and not having that

06:45

strict focus we're used to on the

06:47

deliverables

06:50

the flow thing here is is about

06:53

creating a focus on the speed the

06:56

progress and so on

06:58

and move away from these endless

07:00

discussions about resources and so forth

07:03

we of course aware of that the resources

07:05

is

07:06

limited in most situations of course

07:08

they are

07:09

but if we can focus on the progress that

07:12

makes it

07:13

makes it even better and the leadership

07:16

is is about moving away from this

07:19

formalism that we usually have

07:21

with the steering committee and we have

07:23

to knock on the door as a project

07:25

manager

07:26

and and kindly are asked to produce what

07:29

we are

07:30

doing here leadership is very much about

07:33

bringing

07:33

people together both

07:37

the project owner and of course the

07:38

project team and project manager

07:40

so they cooperate on succeeding and the

07:43

local translation is as i said

07:45

just to tailor it to the given situation

07:51

so this here some of you have probably

07:54

seen

07:55

and we have the half double methodology

07:59

in the middle and then we have the core

08:01

elements

08:02

impact flow leadership and for each of

08:06

these

08:06

three major areas we have three methods

08:10

and we have three tools

08:13

half double is not about doing it in

08:16

that

08:16

precise way we can for example work with

08:20

impact and benefit realizations using

08:22

different tools

08:23

i can come back to that in in a minute

08:26

but this one here

08:27

sums it all up and it gives a quite a

08:30

good overview of what half double is

08:32

about looking at this

08:37

then we have working with the

08:40

impact then we have a key principle and

08:42

the key principle here is

08:44

that stakeholder satisfaction is the

08:46

ultimate success criteria

08:48

meaning that we are striving for

08:52

for for the satisfaction from the key

08:55

stakeholders

08:56

we built an impact case and worked with

08:59

impact tracking

09:00

during the process we built an impact

09:03

solution design making sure

09:05

that we create benefits as fast as

09:08

possible

09:09

and we keep a close track record on on

09:12

the satisfaction among stakeholders

09:14

by using pulse checks

09:18

when we're working with flow then we say

09:21

that

09:21

it needs to be 50 allocation to the

09:24

project from the

09:25

core team members it doesn't have to be

09:28

everyone

09:29

but if if there are too few then we

09:32

usually experience that we don't have

09:34

the progress

09:36

we need to kill the errors also the

09:38

rhythm and the key events

09:40

meaning that we need to have a fixed

09:43

heartbeat

09:43

throughout the project and we also have

09:46

to work with visual planning

09:48

and project visuals it doesn't have to

09:50

be

09:51

cast on the wall it can be a different

09:54

virtual tools as well and the key

09:56

principle here

09:58

is high intensity and frequent

10:00

interactions

10:02

working with leadership here the key

10:05

principle is

10:06

that leadership must embrace uncertainty

10:08

because

10:09

projects are defined with uncertainty

10:12

and if we don't do that then we are too

10:14

strict and we don't see these different

10:17

possibilities that actually appears

10:20

so we have a active ownership approach

10:23

meaning that we

10:24

need the allocation of the project owner

10:27

at least two hours in the project

10:29

every week we need from the project

10:31

manager a collaborative leadership

10:33

approach

10:34

meaning people first approach and we

10:36

also have the

10:37

the reflexive and adaptive mindset so

10:40

we're actually actually

10:42

agile according to changes in the

10:45

project and

10:46

the environment and to the end here

10:49

we have the local translation meaning

10:52

that

10:52

we have the principle there is no

10:54

one-size-fits-all

10:56

and this is very much about

10:59

what are the conditions what's the

11:01

mindset we need to prep to make sure

11:03

that people they can

11:04

grasp this we also need this governance

11:09

approach so we make sure that we don't

11:12

put in

11:13

too much and then we have the half

11:15

double reflexive tool meaning that

11:17

when we work with half double it's a

11:19

very good idea to have an

11:20

internal standard to check on how are we

11:23

actually doing this because sometimes we

11:27

tend to fall back to our old

11:30

behaviors this was a very fast fly-in on

11:34

half double in a nutshell and

11:37

yes yes please and just remind you

11:41

if you have any questions to this um or

11:43

journal this was very

11:44

brief very little fast introduction to a

11:47

recap of the methodology so please

11:50

form your formulate your questions in

11:52

the q a section and we will

11:53

catch up on the later oh yeah

11:57

let's just summarize um why consider the

12:00

why consider half double

12:02

and um what in our view

12:06

we really think that um that the half

12:09

double will

12:10

will inspire our society in general to

12:14

further grow competences

12:15

in in managing projects and and agile

12:17

assignments

12:18

and that's what it's really all about

12:19

that's also the mission of the danish

12:21

project management association

12:23

so the question why are we here we are

12:25

here because we want to contribute

12:27

to to really raise uh the the

12:30

the level of competences in general

12:33

throughout the project society in

12:34

denmark

12:36

and this half double would definitely uh

12:39

contribute to that in our view

12:43

and no doubt um

12:46

with its very very strong focus on on

12:49

impact

12:50

which is quite unique actually uh we we

12:52

are quite sure that

12:54

that that half double will contribute to

12:56

raising the old success rate of projects

12:58

and ftl assignments portfolio

13:00

for that matter and and at the end of

13:02

the day this is what it's all about

13:04

that we as this project society in

13:07

denmark can be more successful

13:09

with our projects and that means that we

13:11

can create

13:13

more value for our stakeholders

13:16

using less resources and resources in in

13:19

this context

13:20

is also about time less time time is

13:23

precious

13:24

time is money uh

13:27

so um finally we really see it as a

13:30

as a compelling novelty uh and founding

13:34

on

13:34

what we say here is an open is generic

13:37

uh it's

13:38

it's not business specific it's not

13:40

sector specific uh

13:41

it's for the private sector it's for the

13:43

public sector for all businesses

13:45

actually and and and and it's not rocket

13:49

science and there's no revolution in it

13:51

uh if you take each of the nine method

13:53

elements uh i think most of you

13:55

have heard it before but i think the the

13:58

the

13:58

what's quite clever done is putting

14:01

these

14:02

nine methods together and forming a

14:04

methodology

14:05

that's what's so unique about it and and

14:08

and quite compelling

14:09

in our view so i think um here are the

14:12

answers to the question why i think

14:14

that it's worth considering half double

14:17

introducing it uh using it maybe not

14:20

everything but

14:21

but part of it will work as well and and

14:24

um as a next step

14:25

considered also to to to becoming uh

14:29

certified within the half double uh

14:31

methodology which we were going to to

14:34

dive into

14:34

uh um in the next step here

14:38

uh let's just catch up a little uh we

14:41

have a

14:42

poll number two for you here and that

14:44

refers to the three core elements of

14:47

impact flow and leadership just uh to

14:49

ask you to uh

14:51

about for a little reflection here if

14:53

you take a look at your organization

14:55

where do you find uh there will be most

14:57

room for improvement

14:59

with an impact flow or leadership only

15:01

one answer

15:02

is is possible here and you'll have a

15:04

little take your time

15:06

before you give your answer we'll give

15:08

you 60 seconds

15:09

here so just take your time

15:21

so impact is in here

15:24

now okay leadership is approaching

15:34

it's actually very close yeah

15:43

so yes but what would you conclude from

15:47

this

15:47

result here yeah i would also if you'd

15:49

asked me what what do you think would be

15:51

uh

15:51

where would you have the most answers

15:52

and i would have said impact as well

15:55

um and i think that

15:58

over the past 10 15 years we have been i

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think we have been shifting our focus

16:03

um or to towards

16:07

um impact value from

16:10

traditional deliverables

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and to the the value that we need to

16:17

gain from the deliverables

16:19

has been quite a lot of focus on that

16:20

over the past 10 15 years so

16:22

so introducing half double and with with

16:25

impact that's one of the core element i

16:27

i i would have expected you to also that

16:30

most of the answers

16:31

would fall into this uh on on this topic

16:34

but leadership as well yeah as number as

16:36

number three yeah and

16:38

and not that's not not that surprising i

16:41

think

16:42

i would say that um looking at this

16:44

we've been talking very much about

16:45

impact the last 10 15 years

16:48

but analyzing the project's success then

16:51

we still see

16:52

that it's only approximately 30 of the

16:55

projects that actually deliver the

16:57

expected

16:57

impact and one of the reasons for

17:01

developing half gobble is that there is

17:03

an enormous potential

17:05

for example in the german economy it's

17:07

uh it's more than one-third

17:10

of the total economy which is based on

17:13

projects

17:14

and if we take that only approximately

17:16

30

17:17

of them succeed of course it depends on

17:19

how you measure it yeah

17:20

then the potential is of course enormous

17:22

and the same actually counts for

17:25

for denmark so a stronger focus and

17:28

actually following up on the impact is

17:30

important

17:32

but also i see here the leadership part

17:34

that is very difficult for

17:35

project managers to succeed if there is

17:38

not a substantial amount of support from

17:42

from the project owner and from from the

17:44

leadership in the organization

17:47

and of course the flow is uh is also

17:50

this to have a steady rhythm to make

17:51

sure that

17:52

we keep a constant pace and so on and

17:55

don't fall in the traps where

17:56

sometimes we're busy and other times we

17:58

just just losing it

18:00

so thank you very much for uh for

18:03

uh answering this this poll here it's

18:07

it's important knowledge for us so we

18:09

can definitely use it

18:10

yeah valuable feedback thank you very

18:12

much and and i think that brings us now

18:15

to um

18:15

to the main section here of the webinar

18:17

namely the half double certification so

18:20

let's

18:20

let's go and get started and deep dive a

18:22

little more into that

18:24

let's do that so we have the

18:28

certification and it's important to say

18:32

here now i

18:33

i work with implement but in this

18:36

setting here

18:37

i represent the half double institute

18:41

uh is a non-profit organization and

18:45

and implement is actually just a partner

18:47

organization like

18:48

many other organizations are so i

18:51

represent

18:52

the institute and not implement in this

18:54

matter here

18:56

so looking at the at

19:00

the different levels here at the half

19:02

double certification then of course

19:04

some of you have heard about it there

19:06

will be some preparation for this

19:08

certification journey here

19:10

and some some study on your own and

19:13

usually people they react to it some

19:15

find it fascinating inspiring

19:18

difficult and so forth the first level

19:21

of this certification is what we call

19:24

the foundation

19:25

and this is more focusing on i

19:28

understand what half double

19:30

is i see the possibilities i know

19:33

what options there are how it works

19:36

together and so on i have an

19:38

understanding of

19:39

how this could fit in my own

19:41

organization and so forth

19:44

the next level is the practitioner

19:46

certification level

19:47

and this there's actually a demand to

19:50

have this certification here that you

19:53

have practiced half double

19:54

meaning that you shall take some of the

19:57

tools

19:58

at least one tool from impact

20:01

flow and leadership and implement it

20:04

into

20:05

it can be a project but of course if you

20:07

have some more daily operation where it

20:09

can fit

20:10

that can do but you have to do it

20:13

you have to reflect upon it you have to

20:16

look

20:16

into why did it go as it did what went

20:19

well what didn't and so forth what will

20:21

you do different

20:22

the next time at the practitioner

20:25

certification level we don't expect you

20:27

to succeed in the matter that you create

20:30

create the business impact

20:33

but you shall do it you should reflect

20:35

upon it and you shall

20:38

show that you can do it even better the

20:40

next time

20:42

the master certification level which is

20:44

the highest level here at the

20:45

at half top is where you succeed with

20:48

half double

20:49

meaning that you shall of course

20:52

implement it

20:53

but you shall also do it in a way so you

20:56

create a business change it to the

21:00

better obvious

21:02

and you have to document this so we have

21:04

split it up in

21:06

three different levels i understand i

21:08

practice

21:09

i succeed and when we are examining

21:14

all the other types of certifications

21:17

then we don't see anyone where we have

21:21

the

21:21

highest level here i succeed where we

21:23

can

21:24

document that we have obtained a

21:27

business

21:28

impact due to our certification there

21:31

are many other really really nice

21:32

certifications i have

21:34

several myself but usually

21:37

it's uh it ends with how do i do it how

21:40

do i

21:41

practice it so just double clicking

21:44

on on these here we have uh

21:48

we have the certification journey here

21:50

uh how it

21:51

how it works and when you're interested

21:54

then you

21:55

usually sign up and you sign up with a

21:58

partner organization

21:59

who is providing this training course

22:01

here there will be different amounts of

22:04

pre-work it depends very much on the

22:06

partner organizations

22:07

what they think is necessary how it fits

22:11

into the program

22:12

that they mean is the best for making

22:15

you

22:15

a successful candidate later on then

22:18

there will be a three day

22:20

ignite training session where you get

22:23

all the basics

22:25

on impact flow leadership and local

22:27

translation

22:28

and you have a quite deep insight in

22:32

what is

22:32

half double actually all about in the

22:35

end

22:36

or for these three days here there will

22:38

be the foundation certification

22:41

which is a multiple choice examination

22:43

and when you pass that one

22:45

you are you are foundation certified

22:50

if you want to move on and hopefully you

22:53

will

22:54

then then you start writing

22:58

what we call a reflection paper because

23:00

then you have to take some of the

23:02

learnings into use

23:04

you start and there's a template for

23:06

this of course

23:07

and what thoughts how will you apply

23:11

what difficulties do you expect and so

23:13

forth

23:14

and then we will have half a day virtual

23:18

boost training session and again if a

23:20

partner organization decides that

23:22

can be tailored in another way then

23:25

then they're free to do that

23:28

after the boost we also have a

23:30

practitioner class

23:32

a training session where we put

23:35

all the last thing in how to really

23:38

adapt this

23:38

into your organization and then

23:42

we have an application a certification

23:44

application

23:45

and when you have delivered that one

23:48

then you can go to the practitioner

23:50

certification

23:51

which is an oral examination

23:54

where we so to speak the institute deep

23:56

dives into some of the topics you have

23:58

described and

24:00

and we challenge you maybe in a nice and

24:03

caring way

24:04

so we get an idea about how do we

24:06

actually apply this

24:08

if you want to move on then of course

24:11

it's a it's a good thing if you have a

24:13

proper project where you can do these

24:14

things

24:15

but there will be a master class

24:17

training session

24:20

um where we tailor it more

24:23

into your specific needs because we also

24:26

expect that

24:27

a lot of people will take the foundation

24:30

a lot but not as many will take the

24:32

practitioner

24:33

and maybe a bit fewer who will take take

24:36

the master class obviously

24:38

so it will be more tailored into the

24:40

into the personal needs and so on

24:42

there will also be this application on a

24:45

much deeper

24:46

level and then then there is also an

24:49

oral examination and when that is passed

24:51

then you are certified half double

24:53

master according to

24:57

to recertification then the foundation

25:00

is for life

25:02

because it's knowledge but when we look

25:05

at

25:06

the practitioner and the master

25:07

certification then it has to be renewed

25:10

with a one-hour interview every three

25:12

year

25:14

this also means that some of you maybe

25:16

already have

25:18

a certification from one of our partner

25:21

organizations

25:22

that also last we've decided for three

25:25

years

25:26

from the day that you obtained it

25:29

when you want to still call yourself a

25:31

half double practitioner for example

25:33

then yeah then you have to sign up and

25:36

you will be contacted if

25:38

that's the case so

25:41

and again a quick brief uh run

25:44

run through here so if you have any

25:47

questions to these three

25:48

certification levels please write it in

25:51

the q a

25:52

and we will follow up after this um

25:56

this speech here yes do you have any

25:59

comments to

26:00

these no not to the journey i will not

26:02

deep dive a little more into each of the

26:04

three levels

26:05

that's very good yeah i hand you this so

26:07

yeah that was just um

26:10

a preview a a tour divorce through the

26:14

the certification process uh so now you

26:16

know

26:17

um what is involved if you consider

26:19

becoming uh certified in

26:21

in in half doubling methodology um let's

26:24

deep dive a little more into each of the

26:26

three levels

26:27

um the foundational level

26:30

uh as john said you you really have to

26:32

climb your way up the pyramid

26:34

here so you have to uh you all have to

26:36

start at

26:37

at the foundation level you just can't

26:40

jump into the master level or

26:41

practitioner level you have to start

26:43

here and

26:44

as i said um what does it mean to be

26:47

certified

26:48

a half double foundation

26:51

certified it means that i it's all about

26:54

knowledge

26:55

um i i understand half double

26:58

so i have studied it i have i've read

27:01

i've studied i understand it

27:03

that's what it's all about if you look

27:05

at the prerequisites or

27:06

the the the um the criteria that you

27:09

need to fulfill

27:10

i would say that it's it's mandatory

27:13

that you you study

27:14

the the compendium and then of course it

27:17

would be

27:18

um to your benefit definitely if you

27:21

have

27:21

some more broad knowledge and experience

27:25

practicing project management um

27:27

definitely um that will bring you in in

27:30

a very good position

27:31

also to understand what half double is

27:34

all about

27:35

and it may be it looks rather uh

27:38

simple maybe or easy but when you when

27:40

you read it

27:41

and and if you have some experience from

27:44

practicing project management in the

27:45

past

27:46

you also know that it's maybe it's not

27:49

as easy as it looks

27:50

so the more experienced you are the the

27:53

the better your position

27:54

is and to really get something out of it

27:57

and

27:57

and be a very good user of half double

28:00

but anyway um you you start

28:04

the training course is mandatory so so

28:07

before you can get to the examination

28:08

you have to pass the

28:10

or take the train the ignite training

28:12

course which is

28:13

very much about the the compendium the

28:16

theory about

28:16

uh the half double methodology and that

28:19

will bring you in the position to

28:20

to sign up for the examination with a

28:22

one hour written examination

28:24

uh a 100 multiple choice which means

28:26

that the in the fully digitalized

28:29

so you will almost immediately get your

28:32

result whether you have passed or no or

28:33

not passed and

28:35

and following that if you pass of course

28:38

a certificate will be issued

28:41

just to summarize what is this about

28:43

it's about knowledge it's about

28:44

understanding what half double is about

28:47

and

28:48

and and why simply because if you want

28:50

to be a good

28:51

to be a good practitioner and maybe

28:54

finally also a master you really need to

28:56

understand

28:57

theory first quite naturally and and the

29:00

target group here is very very broad

29:02

everybody who's interested in

29:04

in in practicing project management they

29:06

can be traditional it can be plant

29:07

driven it can be agile as some and

29:09

whatever

29:10

of course the the methodology and when

29:13

you start it you will see that it is

29:14

mainly driven by

29:16

uh by the agile mindset so it's it's

29:19

it's mostly a pre

29:20

applicable for for agile assignments but

29:22

definitely it can also be used for more

29:24

traditional or elements of

29:25

it absolutely so i would say the target

29:28

group is is very very broad

29:31

um yeah let's take let's let's

29:34

let's move on and and take a more close

29:37

look at what the practitioner

29:38

certification is all about

29:40

um the question the prerequisite is yeah

29:43

you need

29:44

to be uh to be certified half dollar

29:47

in a foundation before you can

29:51

register for the the practitioner

29:55

certification

29:56

and then again uh you you need to

30:00

come back to the training room for the

30:02

boost session

30:05

and following that you will

30:08

um write your reflection page this is

30:10

mainly for your

30:12

uh for the for the uh other people you

30:15

are um

30:16

you are on the training course so so

30:19

it's all about

30:21

proving that you are able to reflect on

30:23

what you have

30:24

uh what you have started and what to

30:26

have practiced because now you start to

30:27

practice half double

30:29

and the you being able to actually

30:32

reflect on what works and what doesn't

30:33

work

30:34

is is quite important so you start

30:35

training it here

30:37

uh before you come to the practitioner

30:39

training session

30:40

and which leads you to one of the main

30:43

touch points here when we're talking

30:44

about the practitioner certification

30:46

namely the application for the half

30:48

double practitioner certification

30:51

and that is a report about seven eight

30:53

pages

30:54

normal pages uh you have to document

30:56

there you have to prove that you have

30:58

actually been practicing half double

31:00

and and furthermore you had to document

31:04

at least

31:05

that you have used at least one method

31:07

from each of the three columns so

31:09

that means one method from the impact

31:11

section one method from the

31:13

flow section and one method from the

31:15

leadership section

31:16

at least simply to document that you are

31:20

not only specialized in

31:22

impact because that's what's most

31:24

important for you referring to the

31:25

where do you find most room for for

31:27

improvement you need to cover

31:29

it all and

31:32

uh again you you were you you have to

31:36

to write what were your learnings what

31:38

were your reflections

31:39

what worked and what didn't work and why

31:42

uh and simply because when you reach the

31:45

the time of the interview uh of course

31:48

your report

31:49

uh will be you or your application

31:51

report will be

31:53

um the interview based on what you have

31:56

written in your report of course

31:58

uh so so um there will be an assessor

32:01

there and

32:02

and and and the trainer your trainer

32:04

from the uh

32:05

from the boost and that and the

32:06

practitioner training course will also

32:08

be there

32:09

can you just elaborate a little about

32:12

how the certification the the oral

32:14

practitioner exam is conducted because

32:17

you have

32:17

worked yes yes yeah uh sure i can yeah

32:20

we've been

32:21

doing some tests um here in in the first

32:24

half of 2020 we're very promising

32:26

results

32:27

so we have already done around 10

32:30

interviews

32:31

and um it will it it will be

32:35

the the the assessor and the trainer

32:37

which have actually based on the report

32:40

have prepared questions uh simply to

32:43

um to them

32:47

of course we have the result of the

32:48

examination as well from the foundation

32:50

we have that as well

32:51

and and then we have the report and

32:53

there might be areas where we can see

32:55

well here

32:56

that the the candidate is really

32:58

performing well

32:59

but here's an area where we're not quite

33:01

sure so the interview is

33:03

actually for the benefit or if there are

33:05

any doubts

33:06

it's through the it's the benefit of

33:08

doubt for the candidate

33:10

so so if if if they're not

33:13

enough evidence in the report um the

33:16

interview

33:17

will will you can see it as here i have

33:19

a chance really to explain what i didn't

33:21

explain the repo

33:23

so that's that's the job for the uh

33:26

that's the obligation that the assessors

33:28

have simply to

33:29

use the interview in the right way to

33:31

cover areas where we haven't seen enough

33:33

proof

33:34

that this is actually this candidate

33:36

here

33:37

is ready uh for or or uh

33:40

as adequately competent for a

33:43

partition of certification so yeah this

33:46

is how it works

33:47

and again and it's the intention and

33:50

it's also the intention to

33:52

when you have when you have been to this

33:54

uh this certification here

33:56

you are much better off for actually

33:58

going to even more

33:59

half double in your organization so

34:02

there will also be a lot of feedback and

34:03

good advices and discussions

34:06

within the certification how to do this

34:09

even more even more efficient in the

34:12

future

34:12

yeah and again focus here is on practice

34:17

and so so no no question about it

34:20

the candidate needs to prove to document

34:23

that

34:23

he or she had has actually practiced

34:26

half double

34:27

but we do not expect that the candidate

34:30

has actually succeeded with it

34:32

because that doesn't happen overnight

34:35

you you do not become

34:36

definitely not a super user in half dark

34:39

meaning that you can actually produce

34:42

you can succeed with it from day one so

34:44

this is a

34:45

step in between the knowledge section

34:48

and the level where you really

34:50

are capable of of being successful with

34:52

hub

34:53

as well yeah and that's what the master

34:55

level is all about

34:56

so now we're really getting serious here

34:59

so so this is about uh um

35:03

as you remember from from from the

35:05

pyramid uh we also say if you if you are

35:07

a master in half double

35:09

you are actually capable of of of

35:12

succeeding with it

35:13

producing really producing impact and

35:16

using less resources in terms of time

35:18

and new

35:18

resources in general yeah so court you

35:21

your prerequisites you need to be a

35:23

certified half double practitioner you

35:24

have to move your way up

35:26

the pyramid or the latter and um

35:31

you don't waste your time writing a

35:34

report if you are not sure that you've

35:35

actually been successful or you've been

35:37

to you have produced some

35:39

really really good results using half

35:41

double there's a training session here

35:42

as well

35:43

just like for foundation and and and

35:46

practitioner

35:47

and then we come to the certification

35:49

application which is and

35:51

definitely an extended report compared

35:53

to the to the

35:54

to the application you need to or the

35:57

report you need to prepare for the

35:58

practitioner level

36:00

and um of course you need here to um

36:03

to be um to be quite detailed about what

36:07

you have actually worked

36:09

worked on which project you have been

36:11

involved in

36:12

and what results you have produced here

36:15

and how you have been

36:17

success successful using half double and

36:19

comparing it

36:20

to maybe more traditional ways of

36:22

performing projects within your own

36:24

organization

36:25

and then apart from that you will also

36:27

be giving a case

36:29

uh oh that's at the interview yeah

36:32

so so again a lot of reflections and a

36:35

lot of learnings what have you

36:36

actually captured uh in terms of

36:39

learnings from your work with half dog

36:40

can you just supplement here yeah sure

36:42

so so again

36:44

this this uh sounds like a lot of work

36:47

and uh

36:47

it is definitely a lot of work yeah but

36:50

but it's not

36:51

only for our sake of course it's uh it's

36:54

actually more for your own sake because

36:56

the the thing that you get the chance to

36:59

to document some of your thoughts your

37:01

reflections uh

37:03

your ideas to move on and so on how you

37:06

will handle different obstacles and so

37:08

on

37:08

is is essential for you to succeed even

37:11

better

37:12

so these are the things that we will

37:14

discuss with you

37:15

and at the master certification

37:18

exam here so so it's it's it's actually

37:22

just as much for supporting you

37:25

in your journey than it is to to control

37:28

you but of course

37:29

of course we also need to see that that

37:32

you actually

37:33

do it the right way and you you deliver

37:35

impact obviously but

37:37

the other part is actually equally

37:40

important

37:42

yeah thanks johan and next step in in

37:46

in the certification process here for

37:48

master certification

37:49

is the interview and that is also

37:52

extended just like the report

37:54

uh so we are now speaking about or

37:56

preparing for a four-hour interview

37:59

and there are two main points on the

38:02

agenda of course the first one is your

38:04

report

38:05

the extended master report

38:09

where we will deep dive into that take a

38:11

look at

38:12

the results we have produced and discuss

38:14

that and

38:16

on top of that or besides that will also

38:19

be we handed a case

38:20

at the at the day of the interview that

38:22

you need to prepare

38:24

uh and you need to prepare for a

38:26

discussion

38:27

with the uh with the owner of the case

38:30

uh and you should see yourself as a

38:34

consultant maybe you should advise the

38:36

the the owner of the case how this could

38:38

be

38:39

about about the approach and how this

38:42

case how that assignment

38:43

could be handled using half double so

38:48

as you probably can see that we are

38:49

really moving up now and

38:51

and um

38:55

there's some quite high expectations to

38:57

you as a master

38:58

candidate actually to get the

39:00

certificate uh and there also should be

39:02

because if you have this a certificate

39:06

if you um once you have it you should

39:07

really be proud because it means that

39:09

you are you are capable and everybody

39:11

else know

39:12

here is a person who's capable of

39:13

actually producing

39:15

impact and be successful using half top

39:19

and and also a person who is presented

39:22

to a new case

39:22

and within a very short time can

39:26

can look into and actually have an idea

39:29

about

39:30

what steps should we take to to uh to

39:33

implement half double in this project

39:35

context here

39:36

so it's it's it's a bit similar with

39:39

some of the job interviews that some of

39:40

you maybe have attended

39:42

where you also get a case and you have

39:44

to

39:45

have to find a solution and then of

39:47

course this is not

39:48

how it should be but it's more a

39:50

discussion you're gonna say on

39:52

how could this be implemented yeah

39:56

okay uh let's take a look at the roadmap

39:59

here

40:00

that we have prepared um as i just said

40:02

we have been doing some

40:04

some tests here um in this first half of

40:07

2020

40:09

i was involved myself as a as a as an

40:11

assessor

40:12

and we had some very interesting and

40:14

promising uh interviews um

40:17

with around 10 candidates so which gave

40:20

us a lot of valuable feedback

40:23

which we of course uh have used and will

40:25

use to further improve

40:28

uh the the the the program that was our

40:31

at the practitioner level so which bring

40:34

us in the position

40:35

we're quite sure to launch this to go

40:37

live with the foundation and

40:39

practitioner

40:40

certification program uh in in the

40:43

second half of 2020 sorry

40:45

in in autumn it is it is actually ready

40:48

right now but we just need to uh to get

40:52

the partner organizations on board

40:53

in the in the proper way so we so we

40:56

make sure that the quality is

40:58

um is the right yeah another plans are

41:02

um to to also release the master

41:05

certification program in

41:07

first half of 2021 uh meaning next year

41:10

so that's a plan so far that's broke map

41:12

so that's what we're going for and then

41:14

we also presented it as at the

41:17

conference

41:18

uh on on march the third here uh some

41:21

three months ago

41:22

uh so nothing has changed here we we

41:25

still stick to this roadmap

41:28

yeah and uh so

41:31

um let's just summarize a bit here why

41:34

should you

41:35

consider after all becoming certified in

41:37

the half double methodology

41:39

uh what we say here is that again with a

41:43

very very strong focus on impact

41:45

creation uh using uh flow and leadership

41:49

um it's a great way for you actually to

41:51

to prove your ability to

41:52

successfully apply the methodology

41:57

and no doubt if you pass once you get to

42:00

the

42:01

petitioner level uh it would definitely

42:04

increase your market value

42:05

it's something new uh and you will

42:08

actually prove that you're capable of

42:11

adapting something new and and

42:13

practicing it

42:15

and again no doubt uh once you have

42:19

taken a brief look at the methodology it

42:21

is designed

42:22

and mostly applicable for agile

42:24

assignments so if you work agile we know

42:26

many

42:27

many of you do many organizations do

42:30

this is also

42:31

could be a great supplement to to the

42:34

method and the mindset and whatever you

42:36

already use

42:37

so that's also a good reason to why you

42:39

should

42:40

consider becoming certified in the half

42:42

double methodology

42:43

that's that's that's our answers uh to

42:46

the question

42:47

can we just have one sure yeah and as

42:50

some of you

42:50

might thinking when we already have

42:52

certifications we saw that

42:54

many of you already have certification

42:56

so what shall we do with this new one

42:58

here

42:59

is it is it pure competition or why do

43:02

we launch this uh

43:03

this after our certification the main

43:06

reason is that we believe

43:07

strongly that we deliver something new

43:10

something that there is not on the

43:12

shelves

43:13

so none of the existing

43:16

certifications has this strict focus on

43:19

um on impact uh so we have to prove that

43:23

impact has been has been delivered by

43:26

using impact flow leadership this is the

43:28

new thing

43:29

so so it's we don't see it as much as a

43:33

competitor more as an add-on to the

43:36

existing certifications

43:38

meaning that if you for example are

43:40

prince2 certified

43:42

could be safe scrum pmi hitman

43:45

whatever some of the others then then

43:48

half double can actually

43:49

work very well as an add-on where you

43:52

accelerate

43:53

the things you already know uh the

43:56

combat sensors you got from the previous

43:57

certifications

43:59

and so you can get even more out of your

44:02

prints too and so forth

44:03

this is uh this is the intention with

44:06

this uh half double uh

44:08

certification it's not either or you can

44:10

really use what you already have and get

44:12

even more out of it so

44:14

that was very good yeah yeah thanks okay

44:17

um now we are just almost at the end of

44:20

our presentation and

44:22

we just like we started we will end also

44:24

end with a with a poll

44:26

um so um just a short question for you

44:28

after what we have

44:29

presented here um would you consider

44:32

becoming certified in half double

44:34

within next year free

44:38

possible answers foundation practitioner

44:40

certification master or no

44:48

so

44:55

yeah we are we're watching this poll

44:57

here with a high

44:59

high degree of interest this is uh

45:03

very much as we expected it uh

45:06

thank you so much for for sharing your

45:09

your thoughts here and um

45:12

and again this gives us a pretty good

45:14

indication on

45:15

um and how this is is perceived thank

45:18

you so much

45:19

yeah thank you very much for your

45:20

answers yeah and for your

45:22

engagement so far yeah so um

45:26

now we have been talking for 45 minutes

45:30

actually what we planned and

45:33

there are different questions here in

45:35

the q a

45:37

so patrick can we take one at a time

45:48

so wow yeah

45:52

with two older guys here we i can have a

45:54

hard time is english

45:55

general certification language or world

45:58

certification

45:59

low alkalized in terms of language

46:09

can you explain this otherwise we are

46:13

crawling crawling into the camera

46:17

the first question is uh is english the

46:20

journal certification language or was

46:21

such a certification to be localized in

46:24

terms of language

46:25

very it's a very very good and

46:27

definitely relevant question

46:30

in the first place here we are rolling

46:32

it out in in denmark but

46:34

the whole material is made in

46:37

english as a start and then when that is

46:40

totally finalized also with the half

46:42

double um

46:44

certification book that that will go

46:46

into the training and so forth

46:48

when everything is is in place then it

46:51

will be translated into other languages

46:53

as well

46:54

so in the beginning until we have a very

46:56

clear baseline

46:57

then it's in english but later on it

47:00

will be in local languages

47:03

yeah and i can add to that from my

47:05

experience from the

47:07

test certification that we did earlier

47:10

this year

47:11

that the the repo that was at the

47:13

practitioner level

47:15

and all the reports was written in

47:16

english language i don't think it was

47:18

mandatory but the the candidates did

47:20

right but all the interviews was in

47:22

local language

47:24

so um national language that was

47:26

norwegian by the way but

47:28

so so uh we will continue with that so

47:32

even though the compendium well well i

47:34

guess um

47:35

throughout the year probably only be

47:38

available in english

47:39

we can do most of the certification in

47:41

in local language

47:42

yeah yeah and also our partner

47:45

organization they're

47:46

also free to deliver of course the

47:48

training in global language for example

47:50

if we're in denmark as we are

47:52

as we are at least uh and you have

47:55

a class full of danes then maybe it

47:58

doesn't make sense to have it in english

48:00

so of course the trainer can tailor it

48:02

so

48:03

so everything will be delivered in

48:06

danish

48:07

the reflection paper the exam and

48:10

everything as well

48:13

yeah one more question yeah for the ones

48:15

who already have half double training

48:17

can we apply

48:18

to the test directly

48:22

in we would not really recommend that

48:26

because we have had this saying

48:29

that we haven't really got hold

48:32

of what training has been delivered so

48:34

far

48:36

meaning that this is uh is a freeware

48:40

and nobody owns it so it's it's

48:42

accessible to everyone

48:44

so a person who has not been

48:48

been accredited or certified as a half

48:51

double trainer

48:52

has so far been able to deliver the

48:55

training

48:56

meaning that we have no idea about what

48:58

the quality is

49:00

so in the future it will be like even

49:03

though that you may

49:03

have had uh one day of half double

49:06

training somewhere that we don't know

49:08

anything about from the institute side

49:10

then then they can have an exam they can

49:14

give you everything but if you want a

49:16

certification

49:17

in the half double institute

49:20

then it has to be from as

49:23

a accredited certified partner

49:26

organization

49:27

where the trainer has to be certified

49:31

in at least the same level as he or she

49:34

is certifying so to say

49:38

so i think that was a long long note

49:52

yes the foundation certification

49:56

is for good and

49:58

the practitioner and the master uh lasts

50:01

for three years

50:02

and then when we get closer you will

50:06

get a kind reminder that if you want to

50:10

to extend it then then we have

50:14

uh another interview

50:17

based on a reflection or sorry uh and a

50:20

certification application

50:21

more or less the same as we did so we

50:24

need to make sure

50:25

that if you want to be a practitioner or

50:27

a master again

50:29

then you work with projects you deliver

50:33

the amount of of behavior and

50:36

impact as as we require to call you

50:40

a practitioner or master certified

50:44

yes one more question is it possible

50:47

to is it possible at all to collect

50:51

sufficient off-double experience in a

50:53

year to make the competition or

50:55

certification

50:57

yes it is yeah if you practice half

51:00

doubling in a year

51:01

definitely you will be you will be in a

51:03

good very good position to apply for

51:05

for the practitioner certification i

51:08

think the requirement

51:09

will go down to we will say at least six

51:11

months so

51:12

yeah maybe yeah maybe even less because

51:16

we also make sure that if you have some

51:20

jobs some works where you can actually

51:22

apply this

51:23

we're not talking about effect on the

51:25

practitioner level

51:27

so in principle if you're working on

51:29

these methods here and you of course

51:30

know a project management to a certain

51:33

degree because half double is relatively

51:35

difficult

51:37

then then then we have the ignite

51:40

session where you after that take the

51:43

foundation

51:44

and then it's actually possible for the

51:47

partner organizations to

51:48

within a month for example to have the

51:50

boost and within a month

51:52

after that again for example to have um

51:56

the practitioners session and right

51:58

after that after writing a little on

52:01

or not a little bit but writing this

52:03

certification application

52:05

then you can go to the practitioner so

52:07

three to four months

52:08

is actually uh also possible possible

52:11

yeah as long as you

52:12

recommend as long as you do it

52:16

yes a question here as a professor at

52:20

the business business school

52:21

i sometimes consider including half

52:24

double in my courses on project

52:25

management

52:26

with the foundation that would be

52:28

relevant for students without

52:29

much experience or would you consider a

52:32

lower level for students

52:37

basically as as we talk about foundation

52:41

it would definitely be you to your

52:43

benefit

52:43

if you do have some uh more broad

52:46

knowledge about what

52:48

project management competencies are all

52:49

about but you can go for it i mean

52:53

you can study there yeah sure you can

52:55

study the uh

52:57

the companion the theory and and and you

52:59

can apply for the foundation uh

53:01

examination it's all about knowledge

53:04

in brackets uh so so it's it's all about

53:07

understanding

53:08

half double so the answer is yes you can

53:10

do it uh but definitely

53:12

it will be to the benefit of the of the

53:14

students if they have a more broader

53:15

knowledge

53:17

actually we are working with two levels

53:19

of

53:20

partner organizations one star and two

53:23

star

53:24

and when it comes to for example

53:26

universities

53:29

professional schools and so on and then

53:32

we recommend the one star meaning that

53:36

the trainers or the lecturers the

53:39

assistant professors or professors they

53:42

are foundation certified usually they

53:45

don't

53:46

necessarily work on projects where they

53:48

can

53:49

implement these things or or create a

53:52

measurable impact and so on

53:54

and it's not really necessary for the

53:56

students so we recommend

53:58

a foundation level and

54:01

when the lecturer for example is

54:04

foundation certified

54:06

then the students can also go for the

54:09

foundation certification

54:11

but there is no hinder that that if for

54:14

example and

54:16

a lecturer at a university uh uses half

54:19

double

54:20

it explains half double it it takes it

54:23

into the

54:24

into the training the education

54:27

and uses it as as good as say here she

54:29

can

54:30

but then of course there is no

54:32

certification in the end

54:33

it takes that the lecturer or someone

54:37

from the organization

54:38

is certified on the one star level

54:46

one more question earlier

54:52

the master certification should these

54:54

projects have some specific criteria

54:58

so could you could you say it again so

55:00

regarding the marston certification

55:02

should these projects included in mars

55:04

certification have some space

55:06

specific criteria

55:10

the short answer for me is no

55:13

i think that the important thing is that

55:16

whatever

55:17

projects or assignment that you pick for

55:20

your

55:21

uh i would say as as basis for your

55:25

uh your practice and your uh your goal

55:29

uh of succeeding with half double you

55:31

should

55:32

have a good feeling god feeling that

55:35

these are actually

55:36

um these are um

55:40

how do you say that um they have they

55:43

they

55:43

they have a potential um they're really

55:47

good at potential

55:48

projects by means of which you can

55:50

actually produce good results

55:52

so but i would say no specific

55:53

requirements it's really up to you

55:55

to to have a feeling of course you can

55:58

always contact the institute

55:59

and and and talk to somebody uh about

56:02

whether this or this would be a

56:04

a good potential project for you uh in

56:07

in

56:07

in in your in in in

56:12

on your on your journey towards a master

56:15

certification

56:16

yeah you can you can say if you if you

56:18

do the sanity checking saying that

56:20

is there somehow that you can implement

56:23

the use of

56:25

of impact flow leadership then then you

56:28

are pretty well off

56:29

it can be in many many different sectors

56:31

it can be in many different

56:32

projects it doesn't necessarily have to

56:34

be a big and very very complex project

56:36

to do so

56:42

um

56:46

for the different certification levels

56:48

yeah and

56:49

we can we can say that because it is

56:52

we're going to do this that that it is

56:56

the partner organizations who will

57:00

ask for you to be certified

57:03

meaning that that the partner

57:06

organization there would be free

57:07

competition on

57:08

the pricing and so forth and there will

57:11

be a fee

57:12

to the institute the fee is very low

57:16

i can say for for the foundation because

57:19

we want to expand this as fast as

57:22

possible so we don't want to put

57:24

financial obstacles into it uh

57:27

the practitioner will be a little more

57:29

expensive and the

57:30

master will be a little more expensive

57:32

but but the price for the certification

57:35

is is hidden within the price that

57:38

you're paying

57:39

to the partner organization who will

57:41

will certify you

57:43

but it's uh it's non-profit so you can

57:46

say the institute

57:48

doesn't make any money from this it's

57:50

just to make sure that

57:52

that we have the license for the

57:55

for the multiple choice test for example

57:58

after the foundation

57:59

just to give a relatively low salary to

58:03

the

58:03

to the assessors for the for the

58:06

practitioner and the master

58:09

so so so the price depends on

58:12

what you pay to the partner organization

58:15

yes oh yeah we still have time

58:20

am i only required to be foundation

58:22

certified

58:23

to teach others for the foundation exam

58:26

yes that was a short answer

58:31

but my first one was

58:34

okay then let's take one more yeah let's

58:36

do that

58:37

last is asking since he unfortunately

58:40

missed

58:41

the first 10 minutes of the webinar he's

58:44

saying that he is

58:44

participating in the practitioner

58:46

training offered by implement at the

58:48

moment

58:49

the second session is tomorrow for him

58:51

how does this

58:52

click into the certification setup it

58:55

clicks

58:56

perfectly and in the end you will be

58:59

offered

59:00

to take this formal half double

59:02

institute

59:03

certification because implement is one

59:06

of the partner organizations

59:12

okay thank you very much

59:16

thanks for all your nice

59:19

questions here and thanks for

59:22

participating

59:24

absolutely if you have any any further

59:28

questions or doubts or whatever is there

59:31

somehow that they can

59:33

can get our contact information yeah

59:36

you're most welcome to

59:37

contact us also after this webinar

59:39

session yeah

59:40

um yeah everybody will receive a

59:44

mail afterwards yeah recording and then

59:46

there are the contact information

59:48

you will be perfect thank you so much

59:51

thank you so much

59:52

really a pleasure meeting you this

59:53

morning i hope you got something out of

59:55

it

59:56

take care yourself bye

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