With the Millennium comes perhaps the most troubling dilemma in computer history: how to solve the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem. This text provides an answer to this problem by revealing practical instructions on planning, preparing, and executing a project which should make a company Y2K compliant. This text should help programmers, managers and consultants gain a clear understanding of the Y2K Problem - and how to beat it - from the ground up. It examines and evaluates the seven major problem-solving approaches currently available, helps the reader choose the best method for their particular company, and provides the information needed to implement a solution. Sections on project staffing and management help the reader determine whether to build their Y2K team with existing employees or consultants. The book also addresses the business side of the Y2K issue, as the reader learns the impact of the problem on PC and desktop systems, and how to find and test potential failure points.
Patrick McDermott has more than 20 years of computer industry experience as a programmer, analyst, developer, manager, and trainer. He currently teaches seminars on the Year 2000 Problem, and also runs his own consulting firm in California, where he specializes in training on the subject.
The Problem - The Solutions-A Primer of Y2K Solutions - The People - The Project - The Business.