I’m very pleased to announce the release of my new book, Putting Your Data to Work: 52 Tips and Techniques for Effectively Managing Your Database, published by ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership.
For those who read the book, I’d love to get your feedback on what’s working and what’s missing. Since it’s an e-book, it can be updated relatively easily.
The book is available immediately in e-book form and will be available within two weeks in printed form (though you can pre-order it now). You can order from my site or ASAE’s website (printed or e-book).
The book is a collection of tips and techniques I’ve collected from working with dozens of associations on their data management systems. This book will be equally useful to CEOs and front-line database managers, as it explores a range of issues from data management philosophy to day-to-day database management.
Among the practical advice found in the book:
• Banish data redundancy–and its ugly aftermath.
• Seek and destroy shadow databases.
• Test early. Test often.
• Pursue success, not perfection.
• Open the database–once and for all.
• Query your database. Use the answers to refine strategy.