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Volume 19 Issue 1 / Mar 2016  pp1‑82

Editor: Shaun Pather

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Editorial  pp1‑2

Shaun Pather Editorial

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Cloud Adoption Decisions: Benefitting from an Integrated Perspective  pp3‑21

Deepa Ray

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Using Regression Analysis to Address Methodological and Theoretical Issues in IT Cost Benchmarking  pp22‑35

Vlad Krotov

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Investigating the Characteristics Needed by Scrum Team Members to Successfully Transfer Tacit Knowledge During Agile Software Projects  pp36‑54

Deon Takpuie, Maureen Tanner

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

Keld Pedersen

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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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Survey on Available Methods to Evaluate IT Investment  pp71‑82

Pornthep Chaysin, Jirapun Daengdej, Nopphon Tangjitprom

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