Are All We Need Heroes? -The New Role of the IT-Project Manager

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Abstract

Systems development practice is undergoing a major transformation, as many companies try to improve their practice to become more flexible, adaptable and agile. However, research provides convincing evidence that it may be difficult to become agile or even just to integrate agile processes in existing companies that are dominated by traditional practice. A recent literature study concludes that most literature and practice now strive to balance the two approaches to “get the best from both worlds”. The complexity added by having and combining two “worlds” complicates the job of the it-project manager and change his – or her role. Understanding these changes and the new role is the focal point of this work. Through a focused literature review, types of balancing are found, and motives, opportunities and challenges of balancing are mapped. A framework of the it-project managers’ role in organizations that balance agile and traditional approaches is constructed.
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Detaljer

Systems development practice is undergoing a major transformation, as many companies try to improve their practice to become more flexible, adaptable and agile. However, research provides convincing evidence that it may be difficult to become agile or even just to integrate agile processes in existing companies that are dominated by traditional practice. A recent literature study concludes that most literature and practice now strive to balance the two approaches to “get the best from both worlds”. The complexity added by having and combining two “worlds” complicates the job of the it-project manager and change his – or her role. Understanding these changes and the new role is the focal point of this work. Through a focused literature review, types of balancing are found, and motives, opportunities and challenges of balancing are mapped. A framework of the it-project managers’ role in organizations that balance agile and traditional approaches is constructed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel1st Danish Project Management Research Conference
Publikationsdato2018
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
Begivenhed1st Danish Project Management Research Conference - København, Danmark
Varighed: 20 maj 201621 maj 2016
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Konference

Konference1st Danish Project Management Research Conference
LandDanmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode20/05/201621/05/2016
Internetadresse
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