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The Other Side of Midnight, 2000:
An Executive Guide to the Year 2000 "Problem"

spike bullet Table of Contents    Book Cover graphic

Introduction

Chapter 1: Understanding the Year 2000 Problem

  • What is the problem?
  • Recent Survey Findings
  • What should you do?
  • Year 2000 Problem Areas
  • Improving Year 2000 Awareness: 10 Steps to Building an Awareness Program

Chapter 2: Organizational Issues

  • Management Issues
  • Managing Resistance
  • Board of Director Issues
  • Risk Management
  • Year 2000 Insurance
  • Increased Risk: Multiple Locations, Multiple Projects
  • Top Management Support: Why CEO Commitment is Required
  • Program Office Concept, Organization, Structure and Services
  • Year 2000 Executive Steering Committee

Chapter 3: Year 2000 Project Strategy

  • Project Considerations - The 3 Rs of Year 2000
  • Risk Factors
  • Reward Factors
  • Resource Factors
  • Strategic Decisions

Chapter 4: Project Management Concepts

  • Why is Project Management Important?
  • Project and Scope Management
  • The 10 Laws of Project Management
  • Success Rate of Software Development Projects
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Software Projects Fail
  • Management's Seven Deadly Sins
  • Danger Signs of Runaway IT Projects
  • Year 2000 Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Top 10 Project Management Success Factors
  • Top 8 Success Factors for Information Technology (IT) Projects
  • Our 20 Tips for Year 2000 Project Success

Chapter 5: Nuts & Bolts of Year 2000 Projects

  • Managing the Details
  • How to Successfully Achieve Year 2000 Compliance
  • Phase 1: Inventory and Assessment
  • Phase 2: Planning and Scheduling
  • Phase 3: Program and File Restructuring
  • Phase 4: Testing and Implementation
  • High-level Project Plan: Suggested Activities and Deliverables

Chapter 6: Vendor Issues

  • Are Outside Vendors Necessary?
  • Selecting Vendors
  • Finding Vendors
  • Offshore Processing and Testing
  • Third Party Software and Automated Tools
  • Using Multiple Vendors
  • Warranties and Contractual Considerations
  • Liability Considerations
  • Legal Implications
  • Litigation, Legal Issues and Contractual Risks
  • Insurance Considerations
  • Software Companies and Outsourcers
  • Investors and Others

Chapter 7: Project Costs

  • Review of Industry Standards
  • Year 2000 Budgets
  • Tools Acquisition Costs
  • Capitalizing Project Costs
  • Year 2000 Cost Factors Checklist

Appendix

  • Vendor Lists
  • Checklists for Assessment
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Year 2000 Compliance Definition
  • Glossary of Terms

About the Authors

A comment from one reader:

"... have been laughing my way through The Other Side of Midnight, 2000, which is chock full of wisdom and practicality. Thanks, Barbara! Especially for your wonderful lists."
K.L., a University Administrator

More about The Other Side of Midnight, 2000

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The Other Side of Midnight, 2000: An Executive Guide to the Year 2000 "Problem"  ISBN 0-9643853-9-2 Stargazer Publishing Company

Available through direct order or from Amazon.com ISBN-10: 0964385392 ISBN-13: 978-0964385399

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