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Change management implications for network organizations
Gothenburg Univ. Dep. of Informatics. (DELTA Group)
Gothenburg Univ. Dep. of Informatics.
Gothenburg University, Dep. of Informatics . (Plexus Consortium,)
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Volume 37, 2004, Article numberCLDKM04, Pages 397-406 / [ed] Sprague Jr. R.H, IEEE Computer Society, 2004, 397-406 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigatepossible change management implicationsfor networks organizations. This is achievedthrough applying six Critical ManagementIssues (CMI’s) from the changemanagement framework DELTA on ataxonomy consisting of three generic typesof network organizations. The paper is builton an empirical base comprised of over 150expert interviews and 121 questionnairerespondents. Questionnaire respondents andinterviewed experts represent middle to topmanagement of companies of all sizesinvolved in networks. The results show thatthe framework applied to the changemanagement in the different networkshighlights and addresses differentmanagement activities per CMI. Given this,we discuss the differences in managerialimplications that the framework identifiesfor the different types of networks.

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IEEE Computer Society, 2004. 397-406 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94883ISBN: 0-7695-2056-1/04OAI: diva2:656588
Hawaii International Conferance on Systems Sciences Big Island, HI.; United States; 5 January 2004 through 8 January 2004
Available from: 2013-10-16 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2013-10-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Doing IT project alignment: Adapting the Delta model using design science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doing IT project alignment: Adapting the Delta model using design science
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Despite the perceived importance of IT, a majority of IT projects fail to deliver what was actually ordered (!). One main reason for failure is IT project management’s inability to adapt and react to a dynamic and changing project environment, instead, projects are run as if it is possible to predict all project variables before project start.

In reality, IT project workers live in a dynamic, political and commercial environment where it is difficult to predict and control the future. IT projects needs to be continually aligned with their environment to stay relevant and deliver utility.

Through a design science and action research approach, a model supporting IT project managers with IT project alignment is created and tested. The model is called DELTA and is designed to be easy to understand and use for IT project managers; it builds on a simplification of commonly available approaches in order to facilitate communication the different domains of expertise in IT projects. DELTA builds on four main constituents: Enterprise images, Stakeholders, Goals and Project. Guidelines for using the model is also presented.

Experiences from using the model indicates that the model is perceived as a useful complement to regular project management methods, specifically by merging different conceptual perceptions into a common view. Furthermore, results highlight the conflict between IT project alignment and the traditional project model. Finally, the results show the difference between IT project issues and underlying causes for these issues.

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Stockholm: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences; Stockholm University, 2013. 167 p.
Report Series / Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, ISSN 1101-8526 ; 13-010
IT, project, alignment, agile, governance, architecture, pragmatic, design science, action research
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Computer and Systems Sciences
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94891 (URN)978-91-7447-788-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-11-15, Sal C, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-10-24 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2013-10-16Bibliographically approved

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