Mon, 05. Aug. 2013   Hesselmann, Florian

Completed Research Paper on the Use of Project Management Methodologies accepted at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013 in Milano

We are proud to announce that the paper "Committed Use of Project Management Methodologies: Understanding the Role of Costs, Benefits, and Psychological Needs" authored by Dr. Kunal Mohan and Prof. Dr. Frederik Ahlemann was accepted for publication at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013 in Milano, Italy. ICIS is the most prestigious conference in the field of MIS and takes place in 2013 from 15th to 18th December. Further information about this conference can be found here.


Even when employees use project management methodologies (PMMs), the question regarding the nature of their use remains, i.e. are they using PPMs in a dedicated manner? While empirical research states that the usefulness of a methodology is the single most important determinant of its acceptance and use by actual users, studies have not examined which methodology use outcomes are more important for which type of people in determining their committed PMM use behavior. In our study we develop a theoretically and practically complete as well as relevant typology of the costs and benefits of using a methodology and study the effect of personal traits such as psychological needs. We develop and test a conceptual model, using a sample of 2,651 participants, which shows that individual needs determine which costs and/or benefits have a bigger effect on individuals’ committed use of a PMM.