Haya Ajjan presents findings on IT Project Portfolio Management
Haya Ajjan, assistant professor of management information systems in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, presented an interactive work session on November 22 during the 2011 Decision Science Institute in Boston.
The paper presented, "IT Project Portfolio Management: Processes and Benefits," discussed IT portfolio management activities, benefits, and practitioner and research implications.
“Managing IT as a portfolio is still not well defined nor well understood in academia and practice,” Ajjan said. “I presented one of the first theoretically grounded studies to facilitate a richer understanding of this concept. The results I presented defined the concept and its impact on organizational benefits using a large-scale field survey of 166 firms that have used IT PPM in the past 10 years.”
Founded in 1969, the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a professional organization of academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Their annual meeting brings over 1,500 professionals together to share current thoughts on theoretical and applied issues, as well as professional development topics, such as social media, health care and technology, IT security, supply chain management and lean management.