February-March 2017

  • Exploring the Role of Project Management in the Development of the Academic Agile Software Discourse

    By Lechler, Thomas | Yang, Siwen The practical applications of agile methods and their impact on the productivity and efficiency of software development dominate the agile literature. We analyzed 827 academic articles with…

  • Tension Awareness of Stakeholders in Large Technology Projects

    By Boonstra, Albert | Offenbeek, Marjolein A. G. van | Vos, Janita F. J. This article analyzes the tensions evolving from project management dilemmas and how they relate to stakeholders in large technology projects. The study addresses an organization-wide electronic…

  • Governmental Governance of Megaprojects

    By Zhai, Zhao | Ahola, Tuomas | Le, Yun | Xie, Jianxun While the governance of Western megaprojects is indirectly influenced by governments through legislation and regulations, the Chinese state actively oversees and controls projects of societal…

  • Labeling Projects as Innovative

    By Sergeeva, Natalya The notion of 'innovative projects' is popular and often taken for granted. This article challenges this taken for granted concept and attempts to provide detailed insights into what constitutes an…

  • In a League of Their Own

    By Petter, Stacie Clark | Carter, Michelle Project management is fraught with challenges, particularly for teams that are distributed and interact online. Conflict between subgroups is one challenge that may occur during the course of a…

  • Influence of Communication on Client Satisfaction in Information System Projects

    By Diegmann, Phil | Basten, Dirk | Pankratz, Oleg This study illuminates the role of client-vendor communication in relation to project performance and client satisfaction in information system projects. Results from a field study with managers on…

  • Mutual Monitoring of Resources in an Enterprise Systems Program

    By Chang, Jamie Y. T. During the implementation of IT programs, competition among project managers for the scarce resources required for the completion of individual projects is a common phenomenon. To avoid such…

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