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Track14: Information Technology Project Management

Track Chairs

Deepak Khazanchi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States of America,
Björn Niehaves, European Research Center for Information Systems, Germany,
Alanah Mitchell, Appalachian State University, United States of America,
Charles Iacovou, Wake Forest University, United States of America,


Project Management (PM) research has evolved primarily from the engineering disciplines and it is now an integral part of information technology (IT) and software development domains. Both IT project management researchers and practitioners are facing challenges that cover a large range of topics that cut across many IS/IT areas including virtual project management, agile project management, risk management and assurance, knowledge networks, project management methodologies, distributed project management, project leadership, sponsorship, project quality metrics, project management standards, best practices in project management, and project success. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group for Information Technology Project Management is the primary sponsor of this track.

The track solicits high-quality conceptual and empirical contributions that attempt to advance theory and application of project management using any research approach or philosophical perspective (e.g., action research, experiment, grounded theory, design science, case studies, survey research, theory development, prototyping, methodology development, PM tool development). Special consideration will be given to papers and panel proposals that align well with the specific ECIS 2013 conference theme of “Beyond Borders” with PM topics in the domain of Health Informatics, Engineering Informatics, Educational Informatics and so on. The topic of IT Project Management is a central topic in the Information Systems discipline and relevant for businesses and non-profits in all IT-related fields and allied disciplines that depend on IT. IT projects today and in the future will span all types of boundaries – disciplines (e.g., health IT; Engineering informatics, Education and IT), geography, and culture (transnational virtual teams). Therefore this track fits particularly well into the specific ECIS 2013 theme of “Beyond Borders” in that transnational, multicultural and multidisciplinary teams are central to IT projects of today.

The track’s overall goal is to feature quality research papers and one or more panels that focus on problems that cut across many traditional IT Project Management areas.

Topics of interest

  • Theories used in project management
  • Virtual and distributed project management
  • Agile project management
  • Knowledge networks
  • Project management methodologies
  • Project leadership
  • Project sponsorship
  • Project quality metrics
  • Best practices in project management
  • Project management standards
  • Project success
  • Knowledge sharing and management in IT projects
  • Portfolio project management
  • Project governance models
  • Risk management and assurance
  • Software and eservices project management
  • Project auditing

Associate Editors

John Tripp, Baylor University, USA
Lorraine Lee, University of North Carolina – Wilmington, USA
Cecil Eng Huang Chua, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and University of Auckland, New Zealand
Eugeni Gentchev, American University of Paris, France
Roman Beck, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Dawn Owens, Bellevue University, USA
Michael Cuellar, North Carolina Central University, USA
Ilze Zigurs, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Kieran Conboy, National University of Galway, Ireland
Christoph Rosenkranz, Goethe University at Frankfurt