New and pervasive technologies like mobile apps and IoT (Internet of Things) systems mean the diversity of IS development types has exploded like never before. IS development has become ever more important to the success of virtually all businesses and organizations. At the same time, complexity and dynamism of large-scale enterprise systems development creates daunting challenges for IS developers and project managers. Although prior research has significantly improved our understanding of IS development and project management and informed practitioners, mission critical systems still often fail, as evidenced by the recent devastating failure of healthcare.gov, the portal website of the U.S. Affordable Care Act. New software development approaches combined with diverse software platforms and application environments that often operate in dispersed and increasingly global organizational settings create new challenges for managing IS projects, demanding research that further advances theory and practice in the area. Furthermore, IS developers and project managers need to address major user concerns, among them privacy and cybersecurity when designing and implementing systems.
This track welcomes papers that improve our understanding of the dynamic and complex nature of IS development and project management. We are especially interested in papers that advance theory and practice for emerging contexts such as mobile apps and IoT systems, and dispersed organizational settings where IS development and project management often take place. We welcome all types of research, including empirical, conceptual, and simulation-based studies that address social and technical aspects of IS development and project management on organizational, group and individual levels.