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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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Project risk management fundamentals

In this final chapter in our series on software project management, we have some advice on risk management. As a project manager of an IT project, you can avoid many risks by careful planning and good communication. 

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The best books and articles on software project management

We have listed all resources we recommend to people that want to learn software project management. We included both introductions and more advanced research. The list was created as part of our course in software project management at the VU University in Amsterdam.

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‘There are no IT projects’ – managing organisational change in IT projects

Many IT projects are not completed on time, on budget or fail to deliver much value to the end users. This is especially true for large IT projects, such as IT projects executed by national governments. One root cause of these problems is lack of management of the organisational non-IT aspects in these projects. We explain…

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