[AISWorld] AMCIS 2015: 2nd CFP - Agile Project Management Minitrack

O'Dwyer, Orla orla.odwyer at nuigalway.ie
Wed Jan 28 10:22:24 EST 2015

*Minitrack: Agile Project Management* within the IT Project Management Track
AMCIS 2015: August 13-15, 2015 in Puerto Rico


*Important Dates:*

   - January 5, 2005:         Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2015 begin
   - February 25, 2015:     AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors
   - May 5, 2015:              Final decisions on AMCIS 2015 program are made

More information is available at http://amcis2015.aisnet.org/ or by contacting the minitrack co-chairs.

*Description of Agile Project Management Minitrack:*
Agile methodologies such as eXtreme Programming (XP) and SCRUM strive to reduce the cost of change throughout the software development process. Even though there have been many success stories with the adoption of agile
methodologies, managers of such project teams are challenged to align their traditional methodologies and tools to those of agile methodologies.
Agile methodologies rely heavily on teams and teamwork. Therefore, management must develop a better understanding of the factors that help teams using agile methodologies drive project success. These may include selecting appropriate personnel for the team; developing effective communication processes for the team; creating an open work environment; ensuring correct decisions are made; implementing appropriate controls; encouraging continuous communication with the customer; and establishing evaluation and reward systems based on individual and team performance.

A further difficulty for organizations relates to the management of a potentially diverse range of agile projects at the portfolio level. Agile project portfolio management provides opportunities that a traditional project portfolio would not allow such as more transparent metrics, frequent management review meetings, and a quicker readjustment of project priorities and resources.

*Call for Papers*
We are seeking high quality research papers for this track that investigate various aspects of agile project management. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

   - Challenges  implementing agile methodologies
   - Managing co-located, virtual and/or distributed agile teams
   - Decision-making and governance in agile teams
   - Communication and interaction on agile teams
   - Controls used in agile teams
   - Best practices in agile project management
   - Evaluation and reward systems used by agile teams
   - Agile project portfolio management
   - Trends in agile project management

*Submission Process*
Full paper submissions must be made electronically through Manuscript Central. Papers will be peer reviewed using a double-blind system.

*Track Co-Chairs:*

Meghann Drury-Grogan, Chair,
Fordham University, Graduate School of Business Administration,
Gabelli School of Business, 5 Columbus Circle, Suite 1108
New York, NY 10019, USA
Email: mdrury at fordham.edu

Orla O'Dwyer, Co-Chair
Lero and J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland
Email: orla.odwyer at nuigalway.ie

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