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How the Cultural Composition of Your IT Project Team Affects its Approach to Technical Risk

My colleagues–Dr. Viswanath Venkatesh, Dr. James Thong, and Dr. Xiaojun Zhang–published our research article on the role of cultural values in shaping how IT project teams address technical risk. As you likely know, I have been fascinated with learning more about how IT project teams handle technical risk and what IT project managers can do… Continue reading How the Cultural Composition of Your IT Project Team Affects its Approach to Technical Risk

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Spending Time with the Future of the Discipline

Spending Time with the Future of the Discipline In December 2017 during the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Seoul, Korea, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of spending an entire day with senior scholars, peers, and junior scholars in our discipline. The Junior Faculty Consortium (JFC) is a day-long event during which… Continue reading Spending Time with the Future of the Discipline

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Mitigating the Effects of Technical Risk: What Project Managers Can Do

It goes without saying, that developers working on software projects face a variety of challenges that threaten to derail the entire endeavor. Among these, technical risk—that is, the potential for failure or loss due to challenging conditions surrounding the construction of software—is one of the most prevalent and consequential. CIO Magazine previously identified two specific… Continue reading Mitigating the Effects of Technical Risk: What Project Managers Can Do

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The Power of Empowering Your Developers

The Power of Empowering Your Developers Over the past decade, demand for software development talent has experienced rapid growth as software has become a core aspect of various business endeavors. Salaries for software developers are reaching all-time highs as demand for talent has far outpaced supply. While salaries represent a strong enticement for attracting talent,… Continue reading The Power of Empowering Your Developers

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The Psychology Underlying Social Loafing in Dispersed and Large Teams

Dr. Sankara Srinivasan Discusses Our Research On The Psychology Underlying Social Loafing In Dispersed And Large Teams. Dr. Sankara Srinivasan, one of our former PhD students while I was on faculty at the University of Arkansas, gave an interview about our research on the drivers of social loafing in team collaboration. The findings were being… Continue reading The Psychology Underlying Social Loafing in Dispersed and Large Teams