BY DEREK J. McCUNE, MBA
In the last issue of The PEGG, we provided you with an overview
of the PEGGasus project. You'll recall that PEGGasus is intended
to be a marketplace on the Internet, through which APEGGA
members can search for, enroll in, pay for, and arrange for
the delivery of ongoing professional development.
Since that last report, project activities have proceeded
according to plan. Our development partner, Terra Prime Development,
has completed the coding of the core functionality of the
system and has been working on ensuring the site is fully
user-friendly and the background administrative functions
are in place. Market development has been focused on attracting
professional development providers to offer their services
Beta testing began July 10 and the third round was just recently
completed by 40 at-large APEGGA members and 10 people more
closely related to the project development. Their comments
on appearance, on-screen directions, features, search capability
etc. have encouraged us to delay the actual launch of the
site until early October. We need to ensure we have a product
that will be fully capable of meeting your professional development
Even though the system isn't in full production, you can
visit the PEGGasus website, at www.peggasus.ca,
and see for yourself how things are coming along.
Just a word of caution, though, if you do visit. While the
event and course information prior to introduction will be
real, it will be quite limited in scale and in scope. As well,
we will likely be making updates to the screen formats.
If you do visit and have comments, e-mail them back to me,
Derek McCune, at firstname.lastname@example.org.