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Upgrades are in the Works

I have been upgrading the site, both the internals and the visual side. A re-branding is in progress, and I’m not sure where it will take me. For the moment, the following issues are KNOWN:

1. If you follow a link from outside (Google, etc.) that contains ‘/mike/’ in the URL, the page will break. This seems to be an issue with my hosting provider maintaining a reference to an old context root that no longer exists. Sorry for the techie jargon, but it is what it is. If you remove the /mike from the URL, it will work. FIXED

2. Formatting of numbered lists is not correct on the live site (this is an example)

3. Formatting (word wrap) of titles that are very long is not correct. Needs more padding. FIXED

4. Email on the “Contact” link is not working again. I wish that the logic that worked on my host provider was more generic so when I check this out of CodePlex it would just work. Oh well, can’t have it all. FIXED

5. Re-Captcha is not enabling on the comments for some reason. FIXED

6. The “like” button is not aligned properly FIXED

7. I don’t like the background on the star ratings. I’m going to categorize that as a nice-to-have though.

8. Doesn’t look correct in IE 8.  It looks good in IE 9, Firefox, Chrome and Safari so I’m going to just leave it as is in 8. Time to upgrade folks

Let me know if you see anything else.

PDU Crunch Time

My PMP credential is up for renewal at the end of this year, so I’ve been closely watching the calendar and course offerings from PMI education providers. I think I’m only short 10-14, and there are a couple of books I’ve read on a self-directed basis that would probably fit that bill, but I’m always on the lookout to further my education and expertise in the project management realm. I took a class a couple of years back on Building High Performance Project Teams that I thought was excellent, and have recently been toying with the idea of taking an eSeminarsWorld class on Effective Project Communications and Control for Virtual Teams since so much of our work is being implemented off shore.  

One interesting alternative that just popped into my inbox is an offering called Alaskan Recovery Simulation: Project Scope Management. The thought of doing a simulation is very appealing since it engages much more of your mind than a book or even a moderately interactive course. Sadly, it’s only 3.5 PDUs, so I’ll have to see where it fits into the grand time / money tradeoff, but it’s definitely on my mind. Has anyone participated in this simulation (or one like it) that would like to share some feedback? Please hit me up in the comments!