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Managing Digital Information Projects, 2021/22, Semester 2
Shahla Ghobadi
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Digital Businesses & Digital Workforce

  1. Andreessen, M. 2011. Why software is eating the world. Wall Street Journal 20 (link)
  2. Ghobadi, S., Mathiassen, L. 2020, A Generational Perspective on Software Workforce: Precocious Users of Social Networking in Software Development, Journal of Management Information Systems (link)

Week 3/4: Agility in Digital Projects (accompanied by Guest Industry Speakers)

H. Frank Cervone, (2011),"Understanding agile project management methods using Scrum", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 Iss 1 pp. 18 - 22 5: Using Crowds in Digital Projects

Week 5

Scaling Agile PM:

Smite, Darja ; Moe, Nils Brede ; Levinta, Georgiana ; Floryan, Marcin. 2019, Spotify Guilds: How to Succeed With Knowledge Sharing in Large-Scale Agile Organizations, IEEE software, 2019-03, Vol.36 (2), p.51-57

Conboy, K. and Carroll, N., 2019. Implementing large-scale agile frameworks: challenges and recommendations. IEEE Software, 36(2), pp.44-50.

 Risk Management in Agile PM:


Ghobadi, S., Mathiassen, L. 2017, Risks to Effective Knowledge Sharing in Agile Software Teams: A Model for Assessing and Mitigating Risks, Information Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1111/isj.12117

Ghobadi, S., Mathiassen, L. 2016, Perceived Barriers to Effective Knowledge Sharing in Agile Software Teams, Information Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1111/isj.12053

 Week 6: Financing Digital Projects

 1. Mollick, Ethan. "The dynamics of crowdfunding: An exploratory study." Journal of business venturing 29.1 (2014): 1-16 (link)

 2. Ghobadi. S. 2020. How to Manage Crowdfunded Projects: Empirical Evidence from a Comparative Study of Game Development Projects, The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (link)

Week 7-8: Prince Project Management (slides will be added by the guest lecturer)

Week 9: Digital Twins in Digital Projects (accompanied by Industry Speakers)

Week 10: Topic of Your Choice

* Business Model Change in Digital Projects

* Social good and digital projects: Ghobadi, S., & Clegg, S. (2015). “These days will never be forgotten…”: A critical mass approach to online activism. Information and Organization, 25(1), 52-71 (link)

This list was last updated on 23/02/2022