Project Management and IS Development

Despite decades of research, project-based information systems development (ISD) remains a challenging, yet important endeavor. In implementing ISD projects, organizations continue to face a multitude of technical, managerial, economic, or political challenges. After years of cumulative ISD experience, developed systems remain error-prone, late, and fail to satisfy critical stakeholders. 

The IS Project Management and Development track seeks a wide range of papers that deal with all aspects and phases of conducting and managing information systems development projects, ranging from requirements determination to implementation as well as development process, sourcing, and project controlling issues. The landscape for IS development is continuously changing. Recent trends include lean and agile software development, design thinking, mobile apps development and deployment, cloud-based applications, and product management of standardized software packages. Our goal is to organize a multi-faceted track in which a number of different topics, approaches, methods, theories, and technologies are presented and discussed. Given that IS development concerns a wide range of application areas, organizational contexts, and sociotechnical issues, we aim for a track that reflects this complexity.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Inter-organizational, distributed, and virtual IS project management
  • Knowledge management and team learning in IS development
  • IS project governance, control structures, and IS project controlling practices
  • Risk and complexity management in IS projects
  • Leadership, power, politics, and culture in IS project management
  • Innovation, improvisation and creativity in IS projects
  • IS design and development in practice
  • Approaches for requirements determination and usability engineering
  • IS design and development methods, practices, approaches, and frameworks
  • Contemporary issues in lean and agile IS development as well as design thinking
  • Model-driven, service-oriented, and component-based IS development
  • Cloud and mobile app based IS design, development, and deployment
  • Product development in package-based IS development: product line management, release management, and product lifecycle management
  • Platforms and ecosystems in IS development
  • IS quality management and assurance
  • IS standards and compliance issues

Track Chairs

Cecil Eng Huang Chua (University of Auckland)
Armin Heinzl (Universität Mannheim)
Vijay Khatri (Indiana University)

Associate Editors

  • Gove Allen, Brigham Young University, USA
  • Akhilesh Bajaj, University of Tulsa, USA
  • Hillol Bala, Indiana University, USA
  • Dinesh Batra, Florida International University, USA
  • Roman Beck, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Palash Bera, St. Louis University, USA
  • Hans Ulrich Buhl, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Andrew Burton-Jones, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Roger Chiang, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Faiz Currim, University of Arizona, USA
  • Andrew Gemino, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Peter Green, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Ray Henry, Cleveland State University, USA
  • JJ Hsieh, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Slinger Jansen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Thomas Kude, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Axel Korthaus, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Lorraine Lee, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA
  • Alex Mädche, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Magnus Mähring, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Sabine Matook, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Alanah Mitchell, Aappalachian State University, USA
  • Jacob Norbjerg, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Blaize Reich, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Sandra Richardson, University of Memphis, USA
  • Saonee Sarker, Washington State University, USA
  • Binny Samuel, Indiana University, USA
  • Keng L. Siau, Missouri Universty of Science and Technology, USA
  • Chee-Wee Tan, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • John Tripp, Baylor University, USA
  • H. Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Raymond Young, University of Canberra, Australia