Seems most of you have preferred a private tête-à-tête with
moi ~ That's okay, too!...
Check out your ideas and suggestions integrated into...
Sharon's Personal CPD Humor!... 8-)
This is the note that I wrote the night (early morn aft) of the same day that I finally passed the CPD Pro 5.0 Maintenance Test... It's called "Zen and the Art of CPD Maintenance - We're having fun NOW!" ~~ Click Here
May it help you on your CPD path... ~sb
to Mark Pfeifer[TeamPS] for leading TeamPS's
current efforts to improve the program
Go TeamPS!! YaY
Subject: CPD Suggestion Free advise
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 01:30:26 -0600
Upon Taking the CPD Test and achieving passing score I would like to see a review of questions you missed with the corresponding correct answers. This would take the CPD exam from a one lane highway to a two way learing opportunity.
If the participant received a none passing score no review would be performed.
Subject: Yearly renewal
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 01:35:08 -0600
From: "The Pond's"
Are you going to continue renewing your CPD each year. I think there should be a price break, if you renew your CPD and pass it successfully the first time each time its up for renewal.
Good job... Keep 'em coming,
and then Powersoft will be sure to know how to help us!
Why not send another while you are here?
(Please let me know if it is okay for me to publish your name, E-Addr and note)
Subject: CPD (-8 Concord Peace Directive 8-) Program
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 18:44:06 -0500
From: Sharon Buntz email@example.com
To: Grace.Yeung@sybase.com (now gone), Nancy.Cowen@sybase.com , firstname.lastname@example.org (Review Committee)
CC: Dorene.Sykes@sybase.com, email@example.com (new manager), firstname.lastname@example.org, Jill.Moritz@sybase.com, Lou.Dignazio@sybase.com, David.Litwack@sybase.com, Vaidyanathan sriram email@example.com, JCote@newdat.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Sasha57@aol.com, Larry.Cermak@swc.com, John Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob_Garcia@smtplink.amedd.army.mil, Joseph_Phan@smtplink.amedd.army.mil, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, RobertRhodes@msn.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
April 25, 1997
CPD (-8 Concord Peace Directive 8-) Program
Hello, Nancy and Grace
Hello, CPD Review Committee and other PowerBuilder people listening...
Relax Ive had a change of heart Honest, Ive changed; Im better not bitter now.
Some wise people have made me aware that I may be offending you (Nancy, Grace and the CPD Program people), thereby aggravating matters, rather than helping matters. I am writing in hopes that you all will please forgive me for having come across that way, simply attacking you, and not contributing "constructive criticism".
Ive done a lot of soul searching, and with the help of some very patient and extraordinary people, Ive finally recovered from my frustration and failure, and now I would like to rise above it, start over and start fresh Special thanks to Boris Gasin, Kent Marsh and Judy Cote and all others for helping me do so.
As you know, the CPD Program is very important to me and others that I know. We value it very much. And hence we take it very seriously We take it to heart. Our CPD titles affect our status, our career, our future projects, our self-image, our confidence and even our paycheck as well What we are talking about is our very "LIVELIHOOD"... In my defense, this may explain why I oftentimes came across overly strong. Sorry though.
To sum up, in netese, I was :-@ when I was :-o + :-I but I should of been :-# but now I am 8-) okay? ;-) :)
Nancy, Grace, Alex and all other CPD Program people, we recognize that you are doing a fine job, and I would like to acknowledge that. I never intended to detract from that fact.
Now putting myself in your shoes, I ask myself, "How could we improve the program?" Well, to quote Boris, "The answer is that it is very tough. To make the test fair and impartial, you want to make the scoring criteria very clear, and sometimes that may mean rigid." I understand that now and how important it is to you to keep that foremost in all of your decisions and actions. But I do still see some room for what we should both be seeking ultimately a place to find a common ground.
In this new light, with a new positive attitude, (and for what its worth) ~~ I would like to present to you a bulleted list of some humble suggestions for improving the CPD program. It is an accumulation of my thoughts and also the ideas that others have shared with me as well
Nancy, in Graces absence, would you please pass these suggestions along to the CPD Review Committee (along with this very important foreword message)? Thanks!
Peace 8-) ,
Attachment: CPDSugg.doc (This note in Word 6.0 format ~ special formatting in suggestion list)
CPD Associate Tests
CPD Professional Tests
1.) Application Test
A timed test application where a small set of pertinent technical problems are presented.
2.) Technical Paper
PB developers should present a topical paper of some facet of PB development that demonstrates their rational approach to solving problems, as well as some innovative approaches that go beyond the text book methods. I could go on ...
3.) Demo Application
PB developers develop a demo application which shows their own work.
4.) Technical Interview
A knowledgeable PowerSoft representative should interview the PB developer to get a sense of their knowledge and see how they would provide technical advise. PB developer should demonstrate a
Letters of recommendation from other PB Professionals who have knowledge of their abilities.
I especially like the "Technical Paper", "Demo Application", and "Referrals" items. I dont think that it would take a lot of time and resources to implement these Even universities provide Masters Degree candidates with an alternative.
But, at least consider these as possibly a means for those people that missed the test by a few points. 8-)
:-@ Sharon is ranting and raving or
otherwise opening her big Texan mouth before engaging head and heart properly
:-o Sharon is surprised or scared
:-I Sharon is perplexed and frustrated
:-# Well, shut my mouth!
8-) Sharon now has her eyes wide open, possibly with cool sunglasses on, and Sharon is smiling
(-8 (for lefties)
;-) (Wink, Deal?)
:') Sharons tongue is in her cheek; or her nose is out of joint. Context counts for this one.
The one important thing I have learned over the years
is the difference between taking ones work seriously
and taking ones self seriously.
The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.