October 2003 Online Extras

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An assortment of articles, presentations and content exclusive to Baseline online.


Case Dissection
Community: Project-Portfolio Management
    To Protect and Serve
    Think you have a handle on your company's slate of technology initiatives? It's not about the success or failure of any single project anymore, or even about schedules and budgets. It's about maximizing the return on available resources. Where to start? Read about it.

    Be sure to check out our Dossiers on three Project-Portfolio Management specialists:
    • Niku ("The Old-Timer Is New Again"),
    • Pacific Edge Software ("A Mom-And-Pop No More"), and
    • Changepoint ("Same Script, Different Theater").
    Calculating Costs (p.88)
    Tool: To Buy or To Rent Software?
    Can you save money by renting applications instead of buying software? Compare the options in this Microsoft Excel Calculator.

    Primer (p.92)
    Quiz: Can XQuery Help Our Company?
    XQuery 1.0 is a language that allows users to search for and extract information from databases and documents. Take our interactive quiz to determine your company's need for XQuery.

    Managing People (p.94)
    Quiz: Where Does Your IT Department Hurt?
    Sometimes it's hard to know exactly where the pain in your information technology comes from. Use this worksheet to zero in on a diagnosis.

This article was originally published on 2003-09-30
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