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Software project management course 2019

Software Project Management is therefore an important management skill in many organisations. We teach the fundamentals in the course: “software project management” at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In this article we describe the full contents of this course.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

2016 in review and drinks on January 12

2016 was a very interesting and successful year for ICT Institute and we would like to thank everyone involved with a New Year’s reception on January. Interested? Read about the highlights in this review article and mail us for an invitation for the drinks.

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Using Microsoft Visual Studio code metrics for better code quality

Writing code that is easy to understand and maintain is important. Using code measuring tools makes this a whole lot easier. Microsoft’s IDE Visual Studio contains useful code quality analysis tools that can be easily enabled. This guide tells you how to get started.

Joost Schalken-Pinkster

Code inflation – why expanding software is a problem

Code inflation is a major problem in software development: software in use tends to grow until it becomes unmaintainable. Read here how you can recognize and prevent software inflation.

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Pros and Cons of Backfiring function points

For estimating the size of IT systems, Backfiring is a faster, cheaper but less accurate method than traditional function point analysis. Backfiring is a useful method for estimating existing systems but less suitable for new software development.

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