2 Colleges Will Test New PeopleSoft Technique for Managing Its Software

The University of Akron, in Ohio, and Lee College, in Texas, have agreed to become demonstration sites for project-management techniques that PeopleSoft Inc. says will solve problems for institutions that have found the company's software difficult and costly to install.

Many institutions that hired expensive consultants to manage their PeopleSoft projects have complained in the past about exceeding their budgets and falling behind schedule. Such projects