AMS Vendors Providing Educational Opportunities

I’ve noticed an uptick, lately, in the amount of free education being provided by AMS vendors. This is a promising development, as any real and useful information (i.e., not advertising) is welcome. Here are just some examples of vendors providing online...

A great example of managing to the rule

I’ve written often about “managing to the exception,” the idea that all of our business rules have to apply to every case (i.e., the exceptional cases), instead of just the most common types of cases. One of my favorite examples of managing to the...

Effective Change Requires Leadership

Effective change requires leadership. Leadership from the top. Compare these two situations (true stories, clients of mine from the past): Association 1 has never had a centralized data management system. However, the CEO as well as key senior leadership understand...

Short-Term Gain May Cause Long-Term Pain

When it comes to managing our organization’s data, we too often allow our staff some short-term gains which create long-term pain. Let me provide some examples (all of these are actual cases of clients of mine): Managing the list of board members in Outlook...