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VU university business track research projects

The Vrije Universiteit Business Track  is a novel way for third year Computer Science students to complete their thesis. Instead of working individually on a purely academic problem, in this track they will work in small groups on a real business problem at a real company. We are looking for eight innovative companies with a…

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The Kickstarter video game dataset

The development of new videogame projects is often financed through crowdfunding. Unfortunately not all financed projects are delivered successfully. Jasser Bakridi compiled a dataset of 100 videogame projects that started as a kickstarter projects. The dataset not only contains data from the kickstarter campaign page but also the delivery status: whether the game has been…

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Measuring project success: the fulfilment rate of crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter

van Otterloo, S. 2022. Measuring project success: the fulfilment rate of crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter, Computers and Society Research Journal (2022). Email: sieuwert@ictinstitute.nl DOI: https://doi.org/10.54822/SVLM1832 Abstract Crowdfunding through platforms like Kickstarter is a common way to finance development projects for innovative products. These projects have a risk of failure that is not always communicated clearly…

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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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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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