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8. IT Project Management


Track Chairs:


Deepak Khazanchi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Björn Niehaves, University of Münster, Germany ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Track Description:


Project Management (PM) research has evolved primarily from the engineering disciplines and it is now an integral part of information technology (IT) and software development activities. For example, a quick search of the AISWorld Faculty Directory on the keyword “project management” returns over 200 names. Both IT project management researchers and practitioners are facing challenges that cover a large range of topics that cut across many IS/IT areas, including virtual project management, agile project management, knowledge networks, project management methodologies, distributed project management, project leadership, project quality metrics, project management standards, best practices in project management, and project success. Given the theme of ECIS 2008, “Information Systems in an Innovative Knowledge-Based Society”, we believe that effective and innovative project management techniques and methods are at the heart of the ability to build and implement information systems in such a context.


The track solicits high-quality conceptual and empirical contributions that attempt to advance theory and application of project management using any research approach (action research, experimental, grounded theory, design science, case studies, survey research, theory development, prototyping, methodology development, PM tool development, etc.)


Keeping in mind the phenomenal growth of interest in IT project management and its highly interdisciplinary nature, the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group for Information Technology Project Management (SIGITProjMgmt) supports this track at ECIS 2008, which will feature research papers and one or more panels that focus on problems that cut across many traditional IT Project Management areas.


Suggested topics:


- Theories used in project management
- Virtual and distributed project management
- Agile project management
- Knowledge networks
- Project management methodologies
- Project leadership
- Project quality metrics
- Best practices in project management
- Project management standards
- Project success
- Knowledge sharing and management in IT projects


Associate Editors:


- Antti Nurmi, Helsinki School of Economics

- Ilze Zigurs, University of Nebraska at Omaha

- Joerg Becker, University of Münster

- Stacie Petter, University of Nebraska at Omaha

- Jan Marco Leimeister, Technical University Munich

- Janis Stirna, Jonkoping University

- Marijn Janssen, Technical University Delft

- Roman Beck, University of Frankfurt

- Chris Sauer, University of Oxford