How we tested
FCW tested each solution using a fictitious project, where 10 users ranging
in authority would implement a new order entry system. In addition to looking
specifically at scheduling and tracking tools, we evaluated each solution's
And, because installation and configuration were important to this comparison,
we evaluated each solution on its ability to work from and integrate with
a variety of platforms. We also compared the amount of effort involved,
paying specific attention to any steps that would require assistance from
people outside the project team.
Each of the solutions ran on a Gateway Inc. Pentium III machine with
320M of memory running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6.
Client browsers included Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Netscape Communications
Corp.'s Navigator 4.7 running on a Windows 95 machine.