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Software project management course 2019

Software Project Management is therefore an important management skill in many organisations. We teach the fundamentals in the course: “software project management” at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In this article we describe the full contents of this course.

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Irresponsible and dangerous: AI specific risks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing up from research into applied technology. The use of AI however comes with many additional risks. These risks go beyond the normal project management risks and many organisations do not have enough knowledge to fully understand these risks. This leads to serious issues for their companies, their customers and society…

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Algorithmic bias and how to avoid it in software projects

Many software projects use Artificial Intelligence algorithms to make important decisions. if these decisions are incorrect, this can have important consequences: people will be refused service or have to wait or take extra steps. Recent research has found that several AI algorithms used for face detection are biased. This ‘algorithmic bias’ or lack of ‘algorithmic…

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How to handle privacy issues in IT projects

New privacy laws have made it mandatory to consider any privacy issues in any IT project. In this blog posts we provide several examples of hidden privacy issues in software projects, and explain how a project manager can handle these issues.

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A checklist for improving IT project schedules

With ICT Institute we visit a dozen software teams every quarter, in order to review their work and help them improve their project plan. About half the teams work in an agile fashion, the other half are using traditional project management. Most teams, luckily, are functioning well and are delivering value. Many teams are however behind schedule. They have underestimated…

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