IT Project Prioritization Process: The Interplay of Evidence and Judgment Devices

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In most of the large companies IT project prioritization process is designed based on principles of evidencebased management. We investigate a case of IT project prioritization in a financial institution, and in particular, how managers practice evidence-based management during this process. We use a rich dataset
built from a longitudinal study of the prioritization process for the IT projects. Our findings indicate that managers reach a decision not only by using evidence but from the interplay between the evidence and the judgment devices that managers employ. The interplay between evidence and judgment devices is manifested in three ways: supplementing, substituting, and interpreting evidence. We show that while evidence does not fully determine the decision, it plays a central role in discussions, reflections, and negotiations during the IT
prioritization process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 2013 Proceedings
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2013
Article numberPaper 184
ISBN (Print)9783834924421
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013 - Utrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof', Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Jun 20138 Jun 2013
Conference number: 21


ConferenceThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013
LocationUtrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof'
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SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems

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