The Engineering Council CPD Code states that those of us who are registered should "Take ownership of their learning and development needs, and develop a plan to indicate how they might meet these, in discussion with their employer, as appropriate.".
For many of us this means starting the year by putting together some goals for our development that year. To put together those goals, I have often used a SWOT analysis. However, I find this a little disjointed and easy to find myself thinking about my role within the organisation rather then myself as the product. I find that it is challenging to turn this analysis into potential CPD as sometimes its a strength you want to develop and sometimes a weakness. Choosing which should be the priority often feels like a coin toss.
I've come across a discussion outlining a few other potential methods of performing that analysis, including PESTLE (which I've come across froma business management perspective), SOAR, NOISE and SCORE. There are no doubt other methodologies as well.
My question - has anyone used any of these other techniques as part of CPD planning. if so, is there any reflective learning that can be shared from the experience?