The Millennium is almost upon us, and with it comes perhaps the single most troubling dilemma in computer history: how to solve the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem. This expertly authored, one-source reference provides an answer to this problem by revealing practical, how-to instructions on planning, preparing, and executing a project that will make your company Y2K compliant.
About the Author
Patrick McDermott has more than 20 years of computer industry experience as a programmer, analyst, developer, manger, and trainer. He currently teaches seminars on the Y2K Problem, and also runs his own consulting firm in California, where he specializes in Y2K Problem training.
Table of Contents
The PROBLEM: The 7 Warning Signs of Y2K Y2K Cancer. The GOOD News Some Things are on Our Side. The BAD News Chicken Little was an Optimist. It's Not THAT Bad It's Not Quite World War II. The SOLUTIONS A Primer of Y2K Solutions: REPLACE Get Rid of It. EXPAND Fix the Data. WINDOW Fix the Processing. COMPRESS Expansion with Compression. WORKAROUND Workarounds. ENCAPSULATE Time Warp. ABANDON Leave to their Fate. Code Archaeology Looking for Trouble. Selecting Solutions Decisions, Decisions. The PEOPLE: STAFF Staffing Your Project. CONSULTANTS Service Providers. TOOLS Vendors. ESTIMATING Manufacturing Numbers. The PROJECT: STRATEGY All Strategy is Tactics. TRIAGE Case by Case. FACTORY Running a Fix-It Factory. PLAN Ahead Project Planning. The BUSINESS: The Business Perspective How the Users Work/Find. PC/Desktop. Failure Points Find Them. Testing. Wrap Up.