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Journal Article

IT Project Selection: Politics, Experience and good Friends  pp55-70

Keld Pedersen

© Mar 2016 Volume 19 Issue 1, Editor: Shaun Pather, pp1 - 82

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Abstract: Selecting the right IT projects is increasingly important for many organizations. Project portfolio managers play a key role during project selection, but even though they have a great impact on the selection process, we have little knowledge ab out how they decide which projects to recommend for initiation. Most of the research on project selection is normative, suggesting new methods, but available empirical studies indicate that many methods are seldom used in practice. This paper addresses th e issue by providing increased understanding of IT project selection practice, thereby facilitating the development of methods that better fit current practice. The study is based on naturalistic decision‑making theory and interviews with experienced proj ect portfolio managers who, when selecting projects, primarily rely on political skills, experience and personal networks rather than on formal IT project‑selection methods, and these findings point to new areas for developing new methodological support f or IT project selection.

 

Keywords: Keywords: IT project selection, IT project justification, IT project portfolio management

 

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Journal Article

A Sustainability‑Based Multi‑Criteria Decision Approach for Information Systems Project Selection  pp67-77

Sophia Xiaoxia Duan

© Jan 2019 Volume 22 Issue 2, Editor: Prof Shaun Pather, pp67 - 162

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An effective approach for evaluating and selecting information systems (IS) projects in project management from a sustainability perspective is highly desirable in contemporary organisations with sustainable objectives. Such an approach, however, is absent from the literature. This paper presents a multi‑criteria analysis approach for effectively evaluating and selecting IS projects for project management in organisations based on their sustainability performance under environmental, economic, and social dimensions. Such an approach considers the subjective and uncertain nature of the IS project selection process using linguistic variables approximated by fuzzy numbers and effectively aggregates the subjective assessments for determining the overall sustainable performance of individual IS projects across all the selection criteria and their associated sub‑criteria. The proposed multi‑criteria decision‑making approach provides organisations with a proactive mechanism for effectively evaluating and selecting IS projects from a sustainability perspective. An IS project selection problem is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.

 

Keywords: multi-criteria decision analysis, fuzzy theory, project selection, sustainability performance, information systems, project management

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 22 Issue 2 / Nov 2019  pp67‑162

Editor: Prof Shaun Pather

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Keywords: multi-criteria decision analysis, fuzzy theory, project selection, sustainability performance, information systems, project management, E-government Systems, Use Behaviour, G2C, UTAUT2, Structural Equations Modelling, AMOS, Zimbabwe, Business value of IT, productivity, customer satisfaction, control, Balanced Scorecard, Banking sector, DeLone and McLean model, Structural equation modelling, Information and Communication Technology, evaluation, Small to medium enterprises, information system, financial models, Structural Equation Modelling, adoption, decision making, decision maker, Serious game, emotion, learning, training, user experience, sentiment analysis, Social media, B2B Marketing, Customer satisfaction, ICT

 

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