When traditional information technology project managers encounter the cloud: Opportunities and dilemmas in the transition to cloud services

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dc.contributor.author Wang, C en
dc.contributor.author Wood, Lincoln en
dc.contributor.author Abdul-Rahman, H en
dc.contributor.author Lee, YT en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-03T01:35:12Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-04 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Project Management, 2016, 34 (3), pp. 371 - 388 en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-7863 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28725 en
dc.description.abstract Cloud computing has rapidly changed the conventional way information technology (IT) products and services are delivered. This study aims to identify the opportunities and dilemmas IT project managers are encountering in managing cloud projects, and to develop a system dynamics model to capture the complexity of cloud adoption. A questionnaire survey was conducted among IT project managers and data were analyzed via T-Tests, ANOVA, and principal component analysis. The identified opportunities and dilemmas in adopting cloud services formed the elements in the system dynamics model. Findings revealed incorporating cloud services in IT projects could shorten project timeline, optimize project scope, and reduce project cost. However, project managers also expressed concern about data privacy, security, IT governance, and local regulation when moving services to the cloud. Incorporation of proper change management plan and detailed risk management plan are required to identify the privacy and regulatory concerns. en
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-project-management/ en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Project Management en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Cloud project en
dc.subject IT Project Manager en
dc.subject Opportunities and dilemmas en
dc.subject System dynamics en
dc.title When traditional information technology project managers encounter the cloud: Opportunities and dilemmas in the transition to cloud services en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.11.006 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 371 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier en
pubs.author-url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786315001908 en
pubs.end-page 388 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 516289 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-01-08 en

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