IS Design, 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 design, 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 design, 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 occur. We welcome all types of research, including empirical, analytical, conceptual, and simulation-based studies that address social and technical aspects of IS design, development, and project management at the organizational, group, and individual levels.

Track Chairs:
Julia Kotlarsky, The University of Auckland
Liangfei Qiu, University of Florida
Sri Kudaravalli, HEC Paris


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Sunday, December 12th

Agile Information System Development Organizations Transforming to Large-Scale Collaboration

Marius Mikalsen, SINTEF
Sut I Wong, BI Norwegian Business School
Viktoria Stray, University of Oslo

Bidding on Keyword Auctions: Advertiser’s Perspective

Anurag Garg, University of Florida
Soohyun Cho, Rutgers University
Haldun Aytug, University of Florida

Crowd-Feedback in Information Systems Development: A State-of-the-Art Review

Saskia Haug, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alexander Maedche, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Ensembles of Human and Digital Sensors: Faithful Representations Through Hybrid Sensing Systems

Roman Zeiss, University of Cologne
Christian Hovestadt, University of Cologne
Friedrich Chasin, University of Cologne

Help-Seeking and Help-Giving in ISD Teams: A Paradox of Collaboration

Sabine Matook, The University of Queensland
Yazhu (Maggie) Wang, University of Queensland

Learning to Learn: Facets of Generativity in Machine Learning Frameworks

Jan Zibuschka, Robert Bosch GmbH

Maturity Models in Information Systems: A Review and Extension of Existing Guidelines

Tobias Mettler, University of Lausanne
Omar Ballester, University of Lausanne

Preserving User Privacy Through Ephemeral Sharing Design: A Large-Scale Randomized Field Experiment in Online Dating

Yumei He, University of Houston
Xingchen Xu, University of Washington
Nina Huang, University of Houston
Yili Hong, University of Houston
De Liu, University of Minnesota

Receiving a Triple “E” Rating – Measuring IS Success by Balancing Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Experience Criteria

Joerg Hans Mayer, Chair of Accounting, Controlling, and Auditing
Berkay Ulusoy, Chair of Accounting, Controlling, and Auditing
Markus Esswein, Chair of Information Systems
Reiner Quick, Chair of Accounting, Controlling, and Auditing

Role Identity Tensions of IT Project Managers in Agile ISD Team Settings

Lea Mueller, Technical University of Darmstadt
Gregor Albrecht, Technical University of Darmstadt
Jonas Toutaoui, Technical University of Darmstadt
Alexander Benlian, Technical University of Darmstadt

Uncertainty Reducing and Handling Strategies in ML Development Projects

Johann Dietz, University of Mannheim
Karoline Glaser, University of Mannheim
Hartmut Hoehle, University of Mannheim