IT PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: MODULARITY PROBLEMS IN A PUBLIC ORGANIZATION

Bidragets oversatte titel: Koordineringsmæssige udfordringer i porteføljeledelse af IT projekter

Lars Kristian Hansen, Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste

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Abstrakt

As today’s public and private sector organizations heavily rely on Information Technology (IT) to provide faster cycle times and better services, IT Project Portfolio Management (IT PPM) has become a high priority issue. This research adopts engaged scholarship to investigate IT PPM practices within a large local government. The investigation applies Modularity theory to analyze rich data from the local government covering several units with quite diverse functions to address the following two questions (1) which modularity problems does a public organization have in its IT PPM practices, and (2) what modularity mechanisms can be recommended to improve IT PPM? By drawing on the theory’s distinction between visible information and Hidden design parameters five modularity problems are identified: (1) Lack of operational levels strategies, (2) No systematic approach to manage IT project information across units and sub units, (3) No standard processes for submitting IT projects proposals, (4) No centralized IT project selection process, and (5) Lack of centralized follow
up process on IT Projects across units and subunits. Based on data and by using recommendations from Modularity theory, we suggest a model addressing the identified problems by organizing IT PPM in three modules connected by three gateways. These results may be used to inform further research into IT PPM and to help managers improve IT PPM practices in public organizations.

Keywords: IT Project Portfolio Management (IT PPM), Modularity Theory, Public sector
Bidragets oversatte titelKoordineringsmæssige udfordringer i porteføljeledelse af IT projekter
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIRIS 2012
Udgave nummer35
Antal sider30
StatusUdgivet - 17 jan. 2012
BegivenhedInformation System Research Seminar in Scandinavia 2012: Designing the Interactive Society - Sigtunahöjden, Sigtuna, Sverige
Varighed: 17 aug. 201220 aug. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 35

Konference

KonferenceInformation System Research Seminar in Scandinavia 2012
Nummer35
LokationSigtunahöjden
LandSverige
BySigtuna
Periode17/08/201220/08/2012

Bibliografisk note

IT porteføljeledelse, projektledelse, ledelse af IT,inovation, projektstyring, projeker,

Emneord

  • IT portfolio
  • IT Management
  • Public administration
  • Porteføljeledelse
  • it governance
  • eGovernment
  • Project Management
  • projekt ledelse
  • Inovation
  • IT Project, Portfolio Management, Decision-making, Public organizations

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