What have we learned in 2,066 years:
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
- Cicero 55 BC
So, evidently nothing.
I stumbled on an article by Mike Griffiths. It seems The Project Management Institute (PMI) has decided to join the rest of the rest of the industry and offer an Agile certification. I think this is both good and bad. Good from the perspective that they acknowledge that Agile is mainstream and they need to adapt. Bad from the perspective that the certification could have minimal value. The debate over certification value has already started on his blog post.
Here are some high level points on the certification:
How is the PMI Agile Certification different from the PMP credential?
The PMI Agile Certification specifically validates a practitioner’s ability to understand Agile principles and practices. The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.
|Educational Level||Secondary degree (high school or equivalent) or higher|
|2,000 hours working on project teams. These hours must be earned within the last 5 years. Note: for those holding a PMP® credential, PMI has already verified that the candidate has exceeded these requirements. Thus, a PMP will be accepted to fulfill these requirements.|
|1,500 hours working on Agile project teams or in Agile methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project management experience. These hours must be earned within the last 2 years.|
|21 contact hours; hours must be earned in Agile project management topics|
|Examination||Tests knowledge of Agile fundamentals and ability to apply to basic projects|
|Maintenance||30 PDUs/3 CEUs every 3 years in Agile project management
Note: these hours would count toward fulfilling PMP requirements, if the individual holds both certifications
Android application development is exploding. The company I work for, G3 Global, has made some early steps into concept applications. I was fortunate to work with Kevin, one of the java developers, to put together a bespoke application.
The idea was to create a mobile workforce system that would allow engineers to work remotely through a list of jobs. Each job would allow a before and after picture which was geo tagged. Here is a video of the application in action.
The original post on the G3 Global blog ‘Mobile workforce management on Android‘
- No one says they came down from heaven but Jesus (John 6:38, 41–42, 60, 66)
- No one says they are God but Jesus (John 10:30–33)
- No one says they are sinless but Jesus (John 8:46)
- No one says they can forgive sins but Jesus (Mark 2:5)
- No one says they are the way to heaven but Jesus (John 14:6)
- No one promised to rise from death but Jesus (Mark 10:33–34)
Taken from Mars Hill blog post where you can read more.
What do you think?
Some good news for all those users of Google Analytics. The newly release Microsoft search engine will be integrated into the search engine referals sections.
All the search engine referrals are typically shown in the traffic sources overview. A sample extract is shown below:
Currently Bing shows up as a referring site rather than a search engine.
The full story is on the google analytics post.
If you are a crack hot designer and want to work with one of the best be sure to apply for the position going. I’ve worked with Andy when I was at Kindo and now again at G3 Global. He is definitely on my top web designers list.
In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England
In 1649, one vote caused Charles I to be executed
In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German
In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union
In 1875, one vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic
In 1876, one vote gave Rutherford B Hayes the United States Presidency
In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler control of the Nazi party
In 1941, one vote saved the Selective Service System just 12 weeks before Pearl Harbour
Taken from vote2009.eu