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Comparing Missions of Web Sites

Visit the following TWO Web sites:
1) http:www.pmi.org- Project Management Institute (PMI)
2) http://www.thocp.net

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-for-profit project management professional association and their site provides the latest news and information on different areas of project management. The History of Computing Project site is maintained by the History of Computing Foundation in a worldwide collaborative effort to register the entire history of computing. This site is dedicated to the History of Computing in the broadest sense of the word.

After going through these TWO sites, compare their user profiles in terms of the following aspects:

1. Demographics
2. Domain knowledge
3. Computing experience and Environment
4. Why do think there are differences?
5. Also, perform a task analysis and identify benchmark sites for these Web sites.

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(1) Visit: http://www.pmi.org - Project Management Institute (PMI)

Mission: The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a not-for-profit project management professional association and their site provides the latest news and information on different areas of project management.

a. Demographics

It is aimed at project management professionals and is for members only. This is both implied in the above mission and also clearly stated on the website on the right hand side of the homepage.

b. Domain knowledge

One needs domain knowledge mainly because of the demographics of its target group, e.g. professionals.

c. Computing experience and Environment

Go to the website http://www.pmi.org and attempt to locate the latest news and information of different areas of project management. How were your computing experiences? Were you able to locate the information easily as stated in the mission of the website? If it is easy to navigate (e.g., find what you are looking for easily and in a timely manner), then the environment is user-friendly. If not, you would say that it was not a user-friendly environment. Likewise, your computing experiment will either be satisfying or not depending on the ease of locating the information in a timely manner and without the frustrations associated with NOT finding the information easily.

For the most part, it seems to be well designed and easy to locate information as long as you understand language such ...

Solution Summary

This solution assists in comparing profiles for two websites in terms of the following aspects: demographics, domain knowledge and computing experience and environment. It also discusses why there are differences, and assists in a task analysis and identifies benchmarks for these web sites.

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