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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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A basic risk management method for information security

One of the requirements for good information security is to have a method for risk identification and assessment. This article describes one simple and practical method that can be used by any organisation.

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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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