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Have you ever tried to find a good “how to” article or a good strategy overview written for professional website managers?

I did. And I could find plenty of good stuff aimed at the “I love thinking about the Internet” set or the “I love cutting edge web technology” set. But very little at the “I am running a website group at a real company” set.

Although techie articles and pie-in-the-sky articles have their place, when you need real answers for real problems they just don’t give you what you need. You want actionable answers not down-in-the-dirt details or information about macro trends on the Internet.

So I set out to make a website that provides actionable answers to the questions that website managers ask on the topics that matter. Topics like:

  • Project Management finding big problems, coming up with solutions and mobilizing the teams to get the problem solved
  • Content Management slicing and dicing through requests for new web pages, getting the pieces together and getting it live without hiring a legion of web producers
  • Internet Marketing getting the folks to the site, getting them on the list, and then getting them through the funnel to sales or a shopping cart
  • Web Development developing the technology that makes it all possible

And while those are pretty big topics, they are the topics you deal with every day when you run a big-ish website. And if you hang with me, I am going to spill the good stuff I learned from doing this stuff myself.

The next question you are thinking is… who is this guy?

As of today, August 15, 2013, I have 0 PDU

As of today, August 15, 2013, I have 0 (that is a zero not an o) PDU for this PDU cycle.
That is a problem.
But I am also looking forward to working on my Agile Certified Practitioner certification. So I am thinking that combining the pain of getting PDU with my interest in this new certification might make the whole thing bearable. Here is my plan to getting both done at the same time.

Required ACP Training & PMI category B PDU – 21 PDU

After looking around for some online training the folks over at simplilearn.com have good looking and in-expensive course that both delivers 21 PDUs that can be used for both the training requirement for the PMI-ACP cert and as PMI category B PDU. That’s a win! Not bad for $120 for 30 days access.

Studying and Learning the ACP Reference Materials & PDU Category C – 30 PDU

Although I had 4 of the 11 books in the PMI-ACP reference materials I still have a lot of material to research and learn. The good news is that this stuff is not entirely new to me and that I learn best by reading, analyzing and summarizing the material I need to learn. So, I figure I will read and summarize each book on my blog. Assuming that takes 4 hours to read each book (and that is a very, very low estimate) I will max out my PDU Category C Self-Directed Learning hours – 30 hours is the max allowable per cycle.

Creating New Project Management Knowledge – PDU Category D – 9 Hours

This will be the easy – simply types up some of the analysis and sumarization material from my ACP reference material studying and I am home free.
As a reference point here is the PMI PDU categories and more information on the PMI-ACP.