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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.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

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. 

Sieuwert van Otterloo

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…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Getting non-functional requirements right

Getting non-functional requirements right early on is an important success factor for successful projects. This is why, in the course on software project management, one of the practical assignments focused exactly on this topic. In this article we summarize the most important steps: discovering requirements, making them precise and making them flexible .

Joost Schalken-Pinkster

Why having a vision is key in software project management

From March to May 2016, we are teaching the course Software Project Management at the Free University of Amsterdam. In eight weeks, students learn the fundamentals of project management and are creating their own project plan for a software project of their choice. In the course we devote the first week on the project vision….

Sieuwert van Otterloo