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. Third, 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 fitting with 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. Finally, to respond to the need for realizing the large-scale digital transformation objectives, IT Program Management has emerged as a distinct discipline. The first and foremost strength of program management approaches is its mediating role for keeping the alignment between individual projects goals and strategic goals, which promises that project deliverables contribute to the business strategy. The second strength of program management approaches is its integrating role for dealing with potential conflicts among multiple projects and ensuring these projects to cooperate and collaborate for the strategic goal realizations.

Track Co-Chairs
Geneviève Bassellier, Ph.D., McGill University
James J. Jiang, Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Thomas Kude, Ph.D., ESSEC Business School


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Monday, December 12th
12:00 AM

Deploying AI Applications to Multiple Environments: Coping with Environmental, Data, and Predictive Variety

Michael Weber, Technical University of Munich
Maximilian Pfeiler, Technical University of Munich
Andreas Hein, Technical University of Munich
Jörg Weking, Technical University of Munich
Helmut Krcmar, Technical University of Munich

12:00 AM

Designing an Antibiotics Resistance (ABR) monitoring system to strengthen the evidence base for facilitating responsible antibiotics prescription by physicians: A case study from India

Yogita Thakral, University of Oslo
Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo
Arunima Mukherjee, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway

12:00 AM

Designing Solidarity Cryptocurrencies: Dialogic Tension Between Community-Centered and Techno-Centered Design Frames

Bruno Sanches, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Marlei Pozzebon, HEC Montreal & FGV/EAESP
Eduardo Henrique Diniz, FGV

12:00 AM

Digital Infrastructure Evolution: A Digital Trace Data Study

Katharina Drechsler, University of Liechtenstein
Thomas Grisold, University of Liechtenstein
Michael Gau, University of Liechtenstein
Stefan Seidel, University of Liechtenstein

12:00 AM

Explanations for budget and schedule overrun revisited – a configurational perspective on IT projects

Oliver Krancher, IT University of Copenhagen
Christian Østergaard Madsen, IT University of Copenhagen
Adam Alami, Aalborg University
Connie Petersson Petersson, IT University of Copenhagen

12:00 AM

How to Turn Around: Escalation of Commitment in the Context of ISD Project Distress

Carolin Marx, Hasso Plattner Institut, University of Potsdam
Falk Uebernickel, Hasso Plattner Institute

12:00 AM

Phantoms of Innovation: Disciplined Simulation for Ex-ante Evaluation in Design Science Research

Philipp Matter, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Peter Heinrich, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Katja Kurz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Gianluca Miscione, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

12:00 AM

Project Archetypes: A Blessing and a Curse for AI Development

Mateusz Dolata, University of Zurich
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich

12:00 AM

The Influence of Dependency Networks on Developer Attraction in Open Source Software Ecosystems

Mario Müller, University of Cologne
Christoph Rosenkranz, University of Cologne

12:00 AM

Three Personality Trait Combinations for Agile Employees: The Relationship Between the Big Five and Agile Mindset

Philip Emmerich, Technische Universität Berlin
Karen Eilers, University of Kassel
Christoph Peters, University of St. Gallen
Soeren Salomo, TU Berlin

12:00 AM

Value-driven IT Project Portfolio Management: Process Model, Evaluation Framework, and Decision Support

Christin Karrenbauer, Information Systems Institute, Leibniz University Hanover
Michael H. Breitner, Leibniz Universität Hannover

12:00 AM