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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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Financial project analysis with NPV

Reducing a software project to a financial number like NPV and IRR might seem like a shallow way to look at a project, and thus not agile. It turns out however that such a financial analysis can be very helpful to find out what a project really is about. This year we added portfolio management…

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Trends in project portfolio management

Modern companies have many different IT projects or change projects on-going at the same, and therefore have a need for project portfolio management. We asked portfolio management expert Paul Beelen from Improven on current trends and insights into how companies manage their project portfolio.

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