Synergizer: Reviving a Failed is Project. A Teaching Case

Abayomi Baiyere, Hongxiu Li

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MidasSource has grown so fast that their traditional basic IS tools are just not sufficient to deal with the increasing complexity that comes along with the current growth trajectory of the company. After trying out several third party systems to coordinate and manage their internal activities without success, they have decided to embark on developing a very customized and encompassing IS system in-house. Despite the top managements readiness to provide all the funds required to achieve the project, the eventual output is considered a failure. This case describes the aftermath of the completion of the project and the burden of proof that lies on the shoulder of the project manager
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2014 Proceedings
EditorsKeng Siau, Qing Li, Xunhua Guo
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2014
Article number262
ISBN (Electronic)9789888353224
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2014 - Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, China
Duration: 24 Jun 201428 Jun 2014
Conference number: 18


ConferenceThe 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2014
LocationSouthwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
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  • Change management
  • Information system (IS) tools
  • Project management
  • Project manager challenges

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