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November 24, 2008 | Vol 3 Issue 21


In This Issue:

Feature Article - System Administration
Take Control of DB2 for i Performance with V6R1 System i Navigator

Tune SQL performance using the System i Navigator's GUI.

By Jarek Miszczyk

The graphical interface used to manage all aspects of System i operations has recently quite dramatically evolved. In addition to the traditional Windows client, you now have the ability to perform most of the tasks through a Web browser. Although System i Access for Web has quite impressive functionality, certain areas are still best served by the "traditional" Windows-based client. As of V6R1, professionals who are charged with DB2 administration will probably continue to rely on the rich functionality provided by the System i Navigator for Windows when it comes to DB2 management and performance tuning.


Feature Article - Programming
Keep a Tight Hold on Project Scope

How can you keep "scope creep" and "feature creep" under control?

colleen_garton.jpgBy Colleen Garton

Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from Fundamentals of Technology Project Management published by MC Press.


As managers, project management might be one of the most difficult things we do. If you came to management from a developer's role, managing a project that is being developed by others on your staff can be a daunting challenge. This article will give you some direction on best practices in managing project scope.


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