Webinar: The Data Conversion Cycle


I presented a webinar on Wednesday, October 10, based on my book, The Data Conversion Cycle: A guide to migrating transactions and other records for system implementation teams. If you are an implementation project manager, you already know that data conversion is one of the most complex parts of any project. I wrote this book to provide a resource for cross-functional project teams, to get them using the same terminology and to establish a collective understanding of the process and the work to be done. The webinar was sponsored by CompAID and I’m grateful to them for organizing and presenting it.

When the audio recording is available, I will update this page with a link.

If you would like to download the Powerpoint deck, click the link below.

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to take my weekly round-up satisfaction survey. Over half of you read the round-up at least 3 times a month, and most of the rest at least monthly. Most of you are either EMail subscribers or have the site in your RSS reader.

Your responses confirmed some things that I suspected and produced a couple of small surprises. For example: while everyone found the Business Acumen and Strategy and Managing Projects section to be at least somewhat valuable, over a third skip Managing Software Development altogether. I knew that I had a lot of readers who don’t manage software projects, but this was more than I thought. Perhaps the content I’m linking to isn’t valuable to you—if so, please leave a comment below and let’s get a conversation started.

About two-thirds of the readers find Applied Leadership and Working and the Workplace very valuable and nearly everyone finds Research and Insights at least somewhat valuable. If someone wants to see more (or less) of a particular area of interest within those sections, please leave a comment.

As expected, the vast majority find the “minutes to read’ estimate useful. For those who don’t, consider adjusting my estimate to match your reading speed. It’s probably not going to be as precise as Celsius to Fahrenheit, but at least you won’t start reading a long article when you only have a couple of minutes to spare.

About 82% of you watch at least some of the videos I link to. Many of you like the diverse mix although about a quarter think I should stick to project management topics. Going forward, I think I’ll link to the business stuff a little more often than the goofy stuff like Independence Day videos with guys blowing up anvils and performances by obscure bands. But not entirely.

And for those of you who don’t get the visual pun in that photo on the right, click here.


Weekly Round-up Satisfaction Survey

Survey TakerI’ve been publishing the weekly round-up for over eight years now. As you might expect, the format has evolved and the selection of content has shifted over time. Earlier this year, I changed the structure of the sections to focus on slightly different topics. It’s been a few years since I asked for your opinions, and this seems like a good point to get your input. I’ve created a short survey on Survey Monkey which shouldn’t take more than two minutes to complete. There are six questions on the six content sections, two questions on other parts of the format, and two on how you follow and how often you read these round-ups. All ten questions are either multiple choice or checkboxes. I saved you the agony of composing a text comment, but if you want to say something, please add a comment to this post.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff. And thanks for helping me keep it relevant.