This session teaches you the best approach for designing and developing your portal. Learn how to develop portal applications that are both extensible and flexible. Identify which existing applications and systems to integrate first, and get tips for incorporating them easily into your portal applications. See how to apply the Rational Unified Process (RUP) in a ‘lightweight’ manner to develop your portal. Realize the benefit of the visual prototyping approach to accelerate your development schedule. And, walk away with checklists, development models, and best practices to help you get the biggest bang for the buck in your portal project.