IS Development and Project Management

Track Description
The advent of technologies such as mobile apps, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoTs) has dramatically altered the manner in which Information Systems (IS) are being conceived, developed and managed in organizations. Rapid automation of processes through the use of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has impacted virtually every facet of IS development and project management. Furthermore, IS Development (ISD) processes increasingly integrate operations with cross-functional software teams (i.e., DevOps) to manage complexity and to respond with agility to changing market conditions. Finally, the proliferation of open source tools and the increasing number of outsourcing and crowdsourcing options allow organizations to evolve innovative solutions to complex problems. New software development approaches combined with diverse software platforms and application environments provide the opportunity to broaden the array of approaches to design and development available to IS project managers and to offer the prospect of approaches better differentiated to organizational settings, personnel skills, and task demands. Given this complex and dynamic nature of IS projects, many projects continue to run over budget, to extend past schedule and to deliver less than or different products than anticipated, needed, or preferred.

Given that ISD plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of organizations and in enabling them to gain and sustain a competitive advantage, researchers have unique opportunities to investigate not only the social, organizational, and technical challenges and risks associated with ISD project management but also the theoretical underpinnings of the myriad practices that have emerged over time.

This track welcomes papers that improve our understanding of the dynamic and complex nature of IS development and project management in the digital age. We are especially interested in papers that advance theory and practice of emerging technologies in the context of dispersed organizational settings where ISD and project management often occurs. We welcome all types of research, including empirical, conceptual, and simulation-based studies that address social and technical aspects of IS development and project management at the organizational, group and individual levels.

Track Chairs
Geneviève Bassellier, McGill University,
Julia Kotlarsky, University of Auckland,
Sridhar Nerur, University of Texas at Arlington,

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Monday, December 14th

A 'Linking Pin' or Beyond? A Decision Rights Perspective of the Guardian Vendor Role in IT Multisourcing

Bhavya Peapully Shroff, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Rajendra K. Bandi, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Actualizing affordances – Story of Indian Information Technology (IT) Industry delivering Artificial Intelligence based solutions

Vinay Venumuddala, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Rajalaxmi Kamath, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Affordance Discovery to Create Value from Massive Data: A Process Model of BDA Affordance Exploration, Exploitation and Systemization

Wenchi Ying, Beijing Jiaotong University
Shuangzhe Wang, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)
Minglun Ma, University of Connecticut
Suling Jia, Beihang University, China

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile - Understanding Their Effects to Improve Agile Work

Karen Eilers, University of Kassel
Benedikt Simmert, University of Kassel
Christoph Peters, University of St. Gallen

Exploring Team-External Management of Agile Software Development Teams

Mareike Fischer, University of Cologne

Facing Legacy Information System Modernization in Scaling Agility in the Banking Industry: Preliminary Insights on Strategies and Non-technical Barriers

Everist Limaj, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Edward Bernroider, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Maria Ivanova, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business

Feature vs. Component Teams for New Software Development: The Mirroring Hypothesis

Vasilii Zorin, National University of Singapore
Jungpil Hahn, National University of Singapore

Governance of Internal Complementors in Platform Ecosystems

Karoline Glaser, Chair of Enterprise Systems

Project Management as Skilful Performance: Animating and Enchanting Collaborative Work in Distributed Projects

Simeon Vidolov, University College Dublin
Séamas Kelly, University College Dublin
Camilla Noonan, University College Dublin

The Role of Anticipatory Emotions and their Contagiousness in an IS Project

Riitta Hekkala, Aalto University
Markus Salo, University of Jyväskylä

Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here? - IT Project Manager Identity in Agile ISD Team Settings

Lea Mueller, Technical University of Darmstadt
Jonas Toutaoui, Technical University of Darmstadt