It is well known that many information technology (IT) systems development projects fail on one or more of the key criteria of cost, time and functionality. To manage the inherent complexity in IT projects and to provide methods for assessing project performance, we propose implementing an assurance process for IT projects - projects specifically using Agile/Scrum principles and practices. Building on prior work by Khazanchi and Owens (2010), the assurance process accounts for the uniqueness of the project while assessing potential risk factors at each stage of the project life cycle. We use the case of a midsized Midwestern U.S. university to gather feedback about how the project management assurance framework might work in the Agile project management environment.
Owens, Dawn; Merhout, Jeffrey W.; and Khazanchi, Deepak, "Project Management Assurance in Agile Projects: Research in Progress" (2018). MWAIS 2018 Proceedings. 48.