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Using the agile principles in a scrum workshop or retrospective

Asking team members to rate themselves against the 12 agile principles it a very interesting and useful exercise during a scrum workshop or retrospective. With ICT Institute we are occasionally asked to lead a ‘scrum update’ workshop: a training for teams that already know wand do scrum, but like to do it better. Especially in these…

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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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Successful outsourcing to Kiev: visiting Levi9 and Daxx

Kiev is a popular outsourcing location for software development, with many companies like Levi9 and Daxx that focus on the Dutch market. We visited both companies to see how outsourcing works in practice.

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The best books and articles on software project management

In this article have listed all resources we recommend to people that want to learn software project management. To make sure there is something interesting for all skills levels, we included both introductions and more advanced research. The list is created as part of our course in software project management at the VU University in…

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Software project effort estimation – the agile way

Estimating the effort needed to complete a certain software project is incredibly difficult. At the same time it is important to have some indication of development effort in order to estimate cost and decide whether to do the project. We shared four estimation methods with our students in our software project management course, and have…

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