Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management

Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management

Shang Gao (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China) and Lazar Rusu (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 374
ISBN13: 9781466674738|ISBN10: 1466674733|EISBN13: 9781466674745|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7473-8


Computer technology provides the opportunity for innovation and progress in the daily operations and initiatives of corporations. Despite the positive elements of integrating technology into the workplace, corporations continue to struggle with the challenges created by rapid technological advancements.

Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management brings together academic research and professional practice to examine the complexity of implementing technology into the structure and organization of a corporation’s ventures. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, professionals, and upper-level university students working in the fields of project management, information systems, and IT project management interested in the methodologies and research necessary to improve the impact of Information Technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Human performance technology
  • Information Systems
  • Outsourcing Success Factors
  • Scheduling Optimization
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Software Development

Reviews and Testimonials

In this work for scholars, users, and practitioners in IT project management, international contributors in management science, information systems, and organizational development examine how modern techniques influence IT project management and offer case studies from Europe and South America. Major themes include IT project governance, project lifecycle management, modeling approaches for IT project management, and coordination of IT projects. Some specific subjects include process improvement using principles from organization development, agile project management, effective teaching in project management, cross-sector collaboration between business and non-business actors, and IT outsourcing.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shang Gao is an Associate Professor through the School of Business Administration with Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China. He obtained his PhD (2011) in Information Systems from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and his MSc (2006) in Engineering and Management of Information Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. His research interests include mobile information systems, technology diffusion, business process modeling, and information systems modeling. He has published more than 30 refereed papers in journals, books and archival proceedings since 2006.
Lazar Rusu is a Professor of Computer and Systems Sciences with Stockholm University, Sweden. He holds a PhD in Management from the West University of Timisoara, Romania and the title of Docent in Information Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His primary research interest is in IT management, an area in which he boasts over 25 of professional experience. He is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Knowledge Society Research and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance.