Interdependencies and IS programme coordination and control
Khan, Muhammad Rasheed; Fernández, Walter D; Jiang, James J
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Programme management has been historically employed as preferred means for design, development and implementation of large, complex Information Systems (IS). An oft cited rationale of programme management is coordination across multiple projects and related operational activities. Coordination is an information exchange activity that allows stakeholders to gain control over interdependent programme activities. While coordination and control have been examined separately in IS project management context, there is a need to understand the process of their interplay. An important concept that links coordination and control is dependencies among programme actors, tasks and resources. We suggest a field study based exploration of dependencies in IS programmes that is expected to explain the process of coordination and control in IS programme and in doing so we can extend the coordination theory.