A Deep Dive Into Y2K – A PM Perspective
We stand on the verge of the 20th anniversary of a curious date: one where, for many reasons, the world didn't end. Y2K was a global project of immense proportions, as organizations literally raced against the clock to prevent their information systems from failing as the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of the new millennium. For the most part, they kept going. This webinar takes a retrospective view of the Y2K project, one of the largest coordinated systems efforts that the world has yet seen; it offers an alternative perspective and far more insight into the management underpinnings of how to manage an effort that was complex, diffuse and world-wide. This webinar will have no choice but to reiterate what the technical problem was, how we got into that sticky situation, what made it a peculiar type of problem, and how the technical issue was ‘fixed.’ More importantly, it will also explore how we shaped our projects to mitigate this unique global problem. In an hour, this webinar covers a number of significant organizational challenges. Join Peter de Jager for a look back at a global incident that monopolized the activities of nearly all IT departments through the 1990s. He'll explore what we've learned, what we still have to figure out, and what we are perilously close to once again forgetting.
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