Project Management Research and Contribution to Practice

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What underlying theoretical perspectives can be used to facilitate further programmatic research in the IT field? Justify your response.

What challenges and opportunities does IT project management offer for IT managers and IT researchers? Provide a description and justification for each.

Explain why considering both social systems and technical systems will be useful in the implementation of IT projects. In addition, describe the opportunities this consideration offers in IT project management—with regard to the potential users of the technology, the management, customers, and society in general.

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Shih, S., Shaw, R., Fu, T., & Cheng, C. (2013). A Systematic Study of Change Management During CMMI Implementation: A Modified Activity Theory Perspective Links to an external site.. Project Management Journal, 44(4), 84-100. –