It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through September. The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping… Fall is coming. And, as promised, the new version of Dr. Flegg’s Structured Practice Method is coming too!
This week I’m putting the finishing touches on the new assignment system. It’s mostly done as I write this, and will probably be completely up by the time this update posts on the blog. The next step from there is to implement the data-migration tools… so users of the old system can transition to the new one! As I always do with new code, I’ll make the move with my own data first, test it for a week or two, then move a few select users over for beta testing. Once I’m satisfied that the process is smooth and error free, I’ll open it up to everyone else. My plan is to do this in small groups, so please be patient if you don’t see an invite to upgrade right away.
In the meantime, I’ve also been working on branding and marketing. The new version is so good, I really want to see it helping as many people as possible. To that end, I’m expanding the SPM team!! Please extend a warm welcome to Katherine Perkins! She actually officially joined the team a couple of months ago, and has been working behind the scenes to help put together our branding and marketing strategy for our launch of the new SPM.
Those of you who have been with us since the beginning may remember that Katie is my step-daughter, and has worked with me off and on since the very early days. She came up with our original logo, among many other things. She has a business/marketing degree from Central Michigan University, works in marketing for her “day job,” and is also working on her MBA while helping out with SPM. I sometimes wonder if she ever sleeps.
As we prepare to launch version 2.0, she’s been working on the new website, blog, and marketing strategy, while I’ve been freed up to devote more of my time to coding.
It's been a long time coming, but I'm happy to report that version 2.0 is shaping up beautifully!
We're still a few months out, but I plan to start Alpha testing sometime in late August. Once that's done, I'll invite a few beta testers to try it out, then start migrating current users over. I expect to be fully moved over to the new version by the end of this year!
I thought it would be fun to take you on a little tour of what's coming. If you're interested, click the video below! In the meantime, here are a few of the new features to look forward to: