Trends in Management of TI Projects and CEO Competence

Trends in Management of TI Projects and CEO Competence

Alexandra María López-Sevillano, Flor Nancy Díaz-Piraquive, Rubén González Crespo
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1934-9.ch002
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The purpose of this article is to expose the articulation that should exist between the CEO's competences of projects and TI's business processes with an effective management for the execution, follow up, control and closing of projects, making emphasis in the planning and management areas which are the ones that relieve the complexity as an intangible reality within the unstable environment of changes and competition in which companies or organizations move. An analysis of technological surveillance was done which explains the traceability and importance of the areas and their relationship with the timely and accurate decision making, as long as processes are taken into account such as strategic management, risk management, adequate administration of resources and time, as well as soft elements associated to leadership and emotional intelligence that the TI projects and processes' CEO should have. Under these circumstances, competences of CEOs are raised and how they manage the dynamic organizational scenarios.
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The literature review to make the technological surveillance exercise, associated to the study topic of this research, was based on the Cetisme’s Project proposal (2002) adapted by Moreno (2003), consisting of six phases synthesized on Table 1 which describes that, on Phase 4, it was necessary to structure two search equations, one for each area of management and another one for the planning area. These equations are shown on Tables 2 and 3, which at the same time, present the filtering process generated for a further analysis of trends on resulting products.

Table 1.
Methodological structure of a technological surveillance exercise
Phase 1: Definition of objectivesIdentification of search trends in the planning and projects managing field
Phase 2: Identification of information needs.Scientific articles published in indexed magazines in recognized databases.
Phase 3: Identification of information sourcesSelection of the Web database of Science as source of information.
Phase 4: Search of informationDefinition of search equations, with key words associated to each area.
Phase 5: Analysis and validation of information.Processing of information using software and Voswiever
Phase 6: Preparation of reportSummary of results for consolidation of final document.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Social Intelligence: A person's ability to understand, treat and get along with the people around him.

Flexibility: Ability to adapt easily to different circumstances or to accommodate standards to different situations or needs.

Technological Surveillance: Organized, selective and permanent process of capturing information from outside and from the organization itself on science and technology.

Emotional Intelligence: The ability to properly manage emotions, both their own and others.

Collective Intelligence: Intelligence that arises from the collaboration of many individuals

Stakeholders: Collaborators, suppliers and eventual partners that a company may have.

Publication Dynamics: The way in which the issuance of scientific articles on some subject is given.

Adaptability: Flexibility in the face of challenges or obstacles.

Search Equation: Combination of keywords and operators to express a need for information.

Transformational Leadership: Leadership style that is defined as a leadership that creates a valuable and positive change in followers.

Gamification: Learning technique that moves the mechanics of games to the educational-professional field in order to achieve better results.

Blockchain: Blockchain for transactions without intermediaries.

Data Mining: Process to detect information from large data sets, in the most automatically possible way.

Project Management: Set of methodologies to plan and direct the processes of a project.

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