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Evaluating risk management methods for software projects

In order to complete a software project on time, one should do risk management and take the right measures to mitigate all likely risks. Several attempts have been made to identify typical project risks and recommended measures. One of the latest attempts was made by ICTU and NEN, in the standard NPR 5326. Saskia Woortman…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Effective learning analytics for higher education

Most universities use online learning platforms, either to support in-person classes or as the main channel for communication with students. These platforms collect data and statistics that could be used to optimize the learning process: The term ‘learning analytics’ was introduced in 2011 to denote this promising use of learning data. Despite its promises, learning…

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Research internships at ICT Institute

ICT Institute has several research internships available for talented university students, in the areas of software engineering, privacy, AI and ethics, and other IT-business/legal areas. ICT Institute offers unique access to business data, multiple senior researchers to support and supervise you, as well as financial support. You can apply year round, depending on your academic…

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The promise of agile coaching: measuring team performance

Many companies use agile coaching to help teams to become effective at doing agile and scrum. Even though the idea of agile coaching is often described as beneficial, there is surprising little evidence for this effect. Evelien Krooshof has therefore measured the effect of coaching by the agile coach / scrummaster in her recently published master…

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Help us improve cyber security through source code scanning

To reduce the threat of cyber-attacks, all companies must start making more secure systems. This means more security awareness in all IT functions, including development. We are developing a new service that helps secure software development by scanning source code for security issues, and we are looking for test customers who are interested in getting security…

Joost Schalken-Pinkster