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MGMT 8530 Managing Projects in Complex Environments: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MGMT 8530 Required Course Readings


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Ainamo, A., Artto, K., Levitt, R. E., Orr, R. J., Scott, W. R., & Tainio, R. (2010). Global projects: Strategic perspectives. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 26(4), 343–351.

Armour, P. G. (2005). Project portfolios: Organizational management of risk. Communications of the ACM, 48(3), 17–20.

Cerpa, N., & Verner, J. M. (2009). Why did your project fail? Communications of the ACM, 52(12), 130–134.

Fasano, F., & Oliveto, R. (2009). Supporting project management with fine-grained artefact management in ADAMS. International Journal of Computers & Applications, 31(3), 145–152.

Fernandez, D. J., & Fernandez, J. D. (2008). Agile project management—Agilism versus traditional approaches. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 49(2), 10–17.

Hebert, J. E., & Deckro, R. F. (2011). Combining contemporary and traditional project management tools to resolve a project scheduling problem. Computers and Operations Research, 38(1), 21–32.

Jin-Lee, K. (2009). Improved genetic algorithm for resource-constrained scheduling of large projects. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(6), 1016–1027.

Karni, R., & Kaner, M. (2008). Knowledge management of interconnected decisions with application to project management. Knowledge and Process Management, 15(4), 211–223.

Lechler, T. G., & Dvir, D. (2010). An alternative taxonomy of project management structures: Linking project management structures and project success. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57(2), 198–210.

Lee, M. R. (2009). E-ethical leadership for virtual project teams. International Journal of Project Management, 27(5), 456–463.

Liang, T.-F. (2010). Applying fuzzy goal programming to project management decisions with multiple goals in uncertain environments. Expert Systems with Applications, 37(12), 8499–8507.

Napier, N. P., Keil, M., & Tan, F. B. (2009). IT project managers’ construction of successful project management practice: A repertory grid investigation. Information Systems Journal, 19(3), 255–282.

Pan, G., & Pan, S. L. (2011). Transition to IS project de-escalation: An exploration into management executives’ influence behaviors. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(1), 109–123.

Rai, A., Maruping, L. M., & Venkatesh, V. (2009). Offshore information systems project success: The role of social embeddedness and cultural characteristics. MIS Quarterly, 33(3), 617–A7.

Reed, A. H., & Knight, L. V. (2010). Project risk differences between virtual and co-located teams. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 51(1), 19–30.

Robertson, S., & Williams, T. (2006). Understanding project failure: Using cognitive mapping in an insurance project. Project Management Journal, 37(4), 55–71.

Sutterfield, J. S., Friday-Stroud, S. S., & Shivers-Blackwell, S. L. (2007). How NOT to manage a project: Conflict management lessons learned from a DOD case study. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 8(3), 218–238.

Van Rooij, S. (2009). Scaffolding project-based learning with the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®). Computers and Education, 52(1), 210–219.

Woolridge, R. W., Hale, D. P., Hale, J. E., & Sharpe, R. S. (2009). Software project scope alignment: An outcome-based approach. Communications of the ACM, 52(7), 147–152.

Other Readings

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