Track Chairs

Manuel Wiesche, PhD, Technische Universität München, Germany. Email:

Stacie Petter, Professor, Baylor University, USA. Email:

Jacob Nørbjerg, Associate professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Email:


Track Description

Managing Information Technology Projects in a Digital World

Managing IT projects has been an ongoing research topic in Information Systems research since its beginnings. However, IT project management practice still struggles with high failure rates, measured in delay, budget overruns, and meeting functionality and quality targets. This leaves a lot of opportunity for research to improve informing practice.

Research has examined the success of information technology projects across many dimensions, including risk management, organization learning, top management support, and project management methodologies. New software development approaches, software platforms, and operating context pose new questions for designing and managing IT projects. Phenomena such as agile development, IT platforms, DevOps, and XaaS have changed the way information technology projects are run and impose research questions on how governance, collaboration, sourcing, and human resource strategies are conducted in IT projects. Developments in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence affect team learning and knowledge sharing, mediate collaboration, or even allow machines as new actors in IT project teams.

This track welcomes papers that improve our understanding of IT projects on societal, organizational, group and individual level. We are especially interested in papers that advance theory and practice for emerging contexts such as agility, innovation, and organizational contexts where IT projects are conducted. We welcome all types of research, including empirical, conceptual, and design science studies that address social and technical aspects of IT projects.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing IT projects & software development ecosystems

  • Project management approaches such as agile, SCRUM

  • DevOps, continuous delivery, design thinking

  • Project portfolio management, open source development

  • IT project team dynamics: collaboration, communication, conflict

  • HR topics in IT project teams: turnover, team composition, well-being

  • Managing innovation in IT work teams

  • Managing distributed and virtual teams

  • Governance, risk management and compliance aspects of IT projects

  • Leadership, coordination, and control perspectives on IT projects

  • Socio-technical aspects of IS development and project management


Publishing Opportunities in Leading Journals

Selected manuscripts will be invited for further consideration for publication at The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.


Track Associate Editors

1. Mohammad Moeini Aghkariz, Assistant Professor, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

2. Jeffry Babb, Associate Professor, Gensler Professor of Computer Information Systems, West Texas A&M University, USA

3. Cecil Chua, Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

4. Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, Associate Professor, Fordham University, USA

5. Lise Tordrup Heeager, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

6. Gerard De Leoz, Assistant Professor, University of Tampa, USA

7. Gloria Liu, PhD, National Central University, Taiwan

8. Daniel Méndez, PhD, Technische Universität München, Germany

9. David M. Murungi, Assistant professor, Bentley University, USA

10. Dawn Owens, Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Dallas, USA

11. John Stouby Persson, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

12. Michael Schermann, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University, USA

13. Christoph Rosenkranz, Professor, University of Cologne, Germany

14. Diane Strode, Senior Lecturer, Whitireia Polytechnic, New Zealand

15. Arisa Shollo, Associate professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

16. Gregory Vial, Assistant Professor, HEC Montreal, Canada