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Getting a grip on IT project complexity : concluding to underlying causes

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Neumeier, Anna ; Wolf, Thomas:
Getting a grip on IT project complexity : concluding to underlying causes.
In: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). - Seoul, South Korea , 2017

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Research appraises that the substandard management of complexity is one of the commonreasons for IT project failure. As such, companies need to improve their management of complexity. However, doing so requires an unambiguous understanding of what is meant by complexity, which has not yet been examined. In this study, we therefore strive to provide conceptual clarity regarding the construct complexity, by considering causalities of complexity aspects presented in extant literature. We develop a two-dimensional framework based on generic complexity antecedents and ontext-specific project areas. We evaluate its racticability by drawing on semi-structured interviews with IT project management experts. The resulting framework will help researchers and practitioners to understand how complexity can occur in IT projects, as it provides insights into what causes complexity and where it is located within an IT project. Furthermore, it provides a basis for the development of appropriate management strategies and uantification methods for complexity.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: IT project complexity; complexity determinant; complexity assessment; framework
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 07:55
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2022 07:16