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Monday, February 18, 2002


Quick Picks. Here are two sites that provide information that is closely aligned to this weblog's goal of promoting IT professionalism:
  1. Utopia Place is a resource site for IT professionals in mid-size organizations. This site has a collection of whitepapers that serve as realistic guidelines for its target audience.
  2. Surrex Solutions also provides valuable resources, with an emphasis on ERP and underlying database systems. They provide a page of links, news and other resources for each of the following: Baan, Essbase, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel and Sybase. Their newsletter, The Changing IT Landscape is focused on IT management issues.
Irresistible. Mike Sisco (see my 5 February entry) sent me an e-mail this morning letting me know that he has discounted his IT Manager Development Series until the end of the month. From now until then you can order the 10-book collection and his 80-tool IT Manager Toolkit for $179.00. The IT Manager Development Series normally sells for $495.00 and the Toolkit for $250.00, so this limited time offer is a bargain. For more information see the description and ordering page or contact Mike Sisco directly.

Simple Path to Success. If you manage software development projects you'll want to download 10 Keys to Software Project Success. This document is a 42-slide presentation (in PDF format) that was given by Steve McConnell at the 12th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering.

End Note: Microsoft security is a continuing topic (or soap opera, depending on your point of view). The 15 February ZDNet News article, titled Spat over MS 'Flaw' Gets Heated by Robert Lemos will make you wonder who are the inmates and who is running the asylum.

Late Note - Correction (18:00 US Pacific Time): I was just notified by Mike Sisco that the price of the IT Management Development Series will be $279.00 after 28 February instead of the $495.00 price I cited. I apologize for the mistake.