Project Management in Disruptive Time
Dramatic change happens at exponential speed in today’s world because of innovative technologies including ubiquitous mobile computing, artificial-intelligence, neuro-technology, etc. These technologies blend the physical, digital and biological worlds and bring unprecedented impact to the business world and shape customer expectation, product development, collaboration and innovation. Companies face the unprecedented disruption in the market, strive to understand the changes, and fiercely innovate based on a combination of technologies. Project management as a tool for organizations to implement new business strategies and innovation becomes more crucial than ever.


This track provides a forum for IS researchers to share and disseminate insights about project management in such a disruptive time. In essence, we are interested in understanding how project management can be utilized effectively and efficiently to deliver values for organizations, markets, and the related stakeholders. How can IT projects be governed to improve project success rate? What are program management practices effective in implementing technology innovation-based business strategies? How should project portfolios be designed and managed to balance the demand for innovation and operation? How can organizations manage project management talents to seize the opportunities from the dramatic changes?

This track solicits research submissions about project management and related topics using scientific theories and/or methods as well as research contexts that can advance the understanding of project management in disruptive time. Submitted research can be conceptual, empirical with diverse research methods, and others. Submissions that address the topic from technical, behavioral and/or organizational perspectives are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Agile project management
Scaled-up agile project management
Proactive management and project implementation
Project management office (PMO) and enterprise project management office (EPMO)
Portfolio management
Innovation and productivity
Value delivery in project management
Benefit management in project management
Stakeholder engagement
Leadership in project management
ICT management in PM
Big data in project management
Data analytics in project management
Sustainability and project management
Global project management
Culture and project management
Complex and mega project management
Ethics and identity in project management
Team and HR management
Project manager competency and skill development
Teaching project management
Change management
Project maturity
PM methodologies
Project schedulingt
Project management in specific industries
Project management and online communities


Track Co-Chairs:
1. Dr. Shih-Chieh "Jack" Hsu, Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, China,
2. Dr. Yuzhu (Julia) Li, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA,
3. Dr. Hua Sun, Shandong University, China,


Track AEs:

1. Sun-Jen Huang, Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, China

2. Yu-wen Hung, Fu-Jen University, Taiwan, China

3. Ying Li, Shandong University, China

4. Stephen McCarthy, University College Cork, Ireland

5. Neeraj Parolia, Towson University , USA

6. Yide Shen, Rowan University, USA

7. Morgan Sheperd, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA

8. Sheng-Pao Shih, TangKang University, Taiwan, China

9. Pinyarat “Mink” Sirisomboonsuk,  The University of Texas Permian Basin, USA

10. Stella Tomasi, Towson University , USA

11. Kangning Wei, Shandong University, China

12. Lei Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore

13. Peng Xu, University of Massachusetts Boston , USA