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Distributed IS development projects: Significant relational-oriented conditions
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Service Research Center.
2015 (English)In: Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management / [ed] Shang Gao (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China) and Lazar Rusu (Stockholm University, Sweden), Hershey: Business Science Reference , 2015, 1, , 24 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)Text
Abstract [en]

The management of teams in a distributed IS development project is challenging. It has even been suggested that a new breed of managers for the management of dispersed teams is needed, especially when relationships cross national boundaries. Challenges in distributed, global IS development are understood as related to three dimensions of distance: geographic, temporal, and cultural distance, which affect the manager’s ability to control and coordinate distributed IS development projects. This chapter argues that combining a relationship perspective with a success perspective is fruitful for understanding distributed IS development projects. In this context there are several significant conditions that draw the attention to the challenges in the practice of distributed IS development projects. The chapter ends with the provision of a conceptual framework addressing relational-oriented conditions for the management of distributed IS development projects. Using the framework, managers can identify the relational-oriented conditions for realizing the benefits of distributed IS development projects.

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Hershey: Business Science Reference , 2015, 1. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
Business Science Reference, IT Governance, Library IS&T, Management Science
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42408DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7473-8.ch011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946119577ISBN: 9781466674745 (print)ISBN: 1466674733 (print)OAI: diva2:931427
Available from: 2016-05-27 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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