Happy Holidays & Go-Lives

Just a quick post to wish everyone out there in Project Lifestyle-Land a happy holiday season.

Enjoy the break with your friends and family – I am sure you all deserve it..

I plan to also take time to spare a thought for those less fortunate (a January 1 project go-live does not qualify you for that list by the way…no matter how sorry for yourself you feel.) Traditionally this is what Boxing Day (26 December) is for.

Actually that point reminds me of a discussion I had a year or so ago with one of my team. His customer was planning a multinational rollout and they were ruling out quarter-end months for go-lives (plus an extra month at year-end). The 3 month summer busy period was also not favoured. I pointed out that this idea only left them 5 months a year that they (according to their own rules) could take sites live.  Of course this meant that there were too few slots to take sites live within the overall planned project runtime. Back to the drawing board…

So whether you are already slowing down for the holiday season, or sweating over some data conversion runs or prepping Final Acceptance Tests…take it easy, and I’ll see you here next year.

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