Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Ingredients of Effective Leadership in Information Systems Development Project Teams: An Exploratory Study

In this paper, we attempt to identify the characteristics/behaviors of effective ISD project team leaders/managers. Our exploratory analysis reveals that FTF and virtual ISD team-members value different ingredients of leadership in different phases of the ISD project. We also conclude that while the behavioral approach is dominant in explaining effective leadership in the different contexts (FTF and Virtual) and in different project phases (initial and later), other leadership theories also need to be considered and synthesized to comprehensively answer the question--what makes an effective ISD project leader/manager.