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Software appraisal and valuation

ICT Institute carries out an appraisal and valuation of software. The purpose of a valuation is to estimate the worth of software on behalf of an interested party. The estimate is determined by an official protocol, to ensure a well-substantiated valuation report. This report can then be used for purchase or sale, accounting valuation or…

Suzanne Atkins

Evaluating risk management methods for software projects

In order to complete a software project on time, one should do risk management and take the right measures to mitigate all likely risks. Several attempts have been made to identify typical project risks and recommended measures. One of the latest attempts was made by ICTU and NEN, in the standard NPR 5326. Saskia Woortman…

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What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and what are the benefits?

Many software development companies that are transitioning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or considering to do so. In this post we explain what SaaS is and what the potential benefits are. In later posts we will dive further into the technical changes needed to make SaaS work.

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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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DevOps explained : The Phoenix project

DevOps is an important IT concept that is often misunderstood. DevOps is not just a better collaboration between development and operations. It is a new way of working between marketing, product management, development, test, operations and IT security. One of the few books that explain this well is The Phoenix Project. In this article we…

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