IT Project Portfolio Management: Challenges faced by Danish municipalities
|Forfattere||Keld Pedersen and Lars Kristian Hansen|
|Utgiver||Tapir Akademisk Forlag|
|Adresse utgiver||Besøksadresse: Akademika Forlag Nardoveien 12, Trondheim Postadresse: Akademika Forlag Postboks 2461 Sluppen 7005 Trondheim|
AbstraktIncreasing the organizational benefits from IT projects is a key concern in most
organizations. The use of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is generally recommended by
consultants (e.g. Kaplan 2005) and researchers (e.g. De Reyck et al 2005) as one way of
increasing the organizational benefits from IT investments.
This article reports from an action research project aiming at understanding and improving IT
PPM practices in Danish municipalities, thereby contributing to the general body of
knowledge concerning PPM of IT projects.
Our findings suggest that the participating organizations might benefit from a structured
approach as suggested by the literature (e.g. Kaplan 2005), but also that the prescriptive PPM
literature in some areas is too simplistic when compared to the reality faced by the
participating practitioners. Especially, our research suggests that different PPM elements
should be prioritized differently depending on the IT-management maturity and role of IT in
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