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Lectures and talks 2018

This article present a short overview of the public lectures, talks and other knowledge contributions from the ICT Institute team in 2018. We have included all IT knowledge contributions from our team members, so not all talks were given as ‘ICT Institute’. We have added individual names and topics, in case you would like to…

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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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Tips and tricks for creating a software project schedule

Every project plan should contain an overall project schedule. Stakeholders want to know when results are delivered, and people involved want to know when their activities are planned. There are some standard techniques for creating schedules. In this article we give practical advice for making a workable plan for any software project.

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Software project management: managing scope

From March to May 2016, we are teaching the course Software Project Management at the Free University of Amsterdam. Each week we treat one aspect of project management, and last week we discussed project scope management. Managing project scope is crucial for project success, but unfortunately it is often neglected or undermanaged. In this article…

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