A major challenge in Information Systems and Information Technology is to improve the ability to conceptualize, design, develop and deliver information systems that meet customer requirements. Project management is often adopted to create solutions that work and meet customer needs. The principles of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute, can improve project success rates. Researchers in the project management need to help practitioners understanding the impact of different principles on the success of IS development. This study undertakes a survey of project management experts on the state of practice and research to examine the need for improving project management, and suggest areas that can be improved. Research may be the most effective means of defining opportunities for enhancing project success rates by tapping the wealth of literature and complementing it with the expertise of project management practitioners.
Tesch, Debbie; Ireland, Lewis R.; and Liu, Julie Yu-Chih
"Project Management: IS/IT Research Challenges,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol17/iss1/4