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Friday's Top 5

By CIO Update Staff

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Software Project Failure: The Reasons, The Costs - When a major software project fails, the results can be devastating to an organization. This article uses economic criterion to define what it means for a project to fail and examines common traps that contribute to or accelerate project failure.

 

Project Management Best Practices: An Introduction to COBIT -

In this sixth and final part of our project management series CIOUpdate guest columnists Haydn Thomas and Julie Tilke of CA explain the value of COBIT and similar IT management methodologies have for project management and IT in general.

 

Project Management Best Practices: An Introduction to PMBOK & PRINCE 2 - CIOUpdate guest columnists Haydn Thomas and Julie Tilke of CA lay out the basics of the two most recognized PM best practices guidelines in use today, as part of this six-part series on the project management.

 

UNIX vs. Linux: A Vendor's Perspective - A UNIX to Linux migration is a tricky question without a definitive answer ... even from the vendors promoting both.

 

The Four Phases of IT/Business Alignment - IT/business alignment is no longer a 'nice-to-have'; it is a 'must-have' since it drives bottom-line benefits, writes CIO Update guest columnist Mary Nugent of BMC Software.