LearnIT: Enhanced Search and Visualization of IT Projects

  • Maher Rahmouni
  • Marianne Hickey
  • Claudio Bartolini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6155)


Year over year, the majority of IT projects fail to deliver the required features on time and budget, costing billions of dollars. The task of portfolio managers is to make a selection of prospective projects, given only rough cost-benefit estimates for them. In this paper, we present LearnIT, a tool to aid portfolio managers in their portfolio selection job. LearnIT identifies past or current IT projects within a large database on the basis of similarity to a given IT project or proposal. Furthermore, LearnIT is capable of being trained with expert user feedback, via example. LearnIT also provides a means for visualizing and making evident any relationships between IT projects in order to help IT managers design templates for future projects thus increasing their success rate.


IT Project and Portfolio Management Similarity Search Visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maher Rahmouni
    • 1
  • Marianne Hickey
    • 1
  • Claudio Bartolini
    • 2
  1. 1.HP LabsBristolUK
  2. 2.HP LabsPalo AltoUSA

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