Knut-Helge Ronæs Rolland

Associate Professor - Digitalisation
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Phone +47 92882331
Visiting address None Gaustadalléen 23B 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1080 0316 OSLO

Knut’s research is positioned in the field of Information Systems (IS). Currently, Knut’s research is concerned with digital platforms, digital transformation, and agile development practices. Especially, his latest studies have focused on how organizations can utilize digital platforms for transforming their IT capabilities and improve their capacity to innovate. Knut describes his research and pedagogical work as "engaged scholarship" aiming at producing action-oriented insights and knowledge for both research and practice. In doing so, Knut favours in-depth and longitudinal case studies and action-oriented research involving students, practitioners and research from other disciplines. 

Knut is responsible for the executive masters programme on IT and management. He is also the leader of the research cluster on digitalization. He has extensive teaching experience in project management, requirements management, strategic sourcing, and digital platforms and infrastructures. 

Knut has considerable experience from industry where he has practiced as a project manager, enterprise architect, and requirements analyst. He has experience from large-scale IT-projects in both public and private sectors.

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Tags: digitalization, digital innovation, digital platforms, agile software development, large-scale IT projects, IT governance, Research methods, Theory, Information systems


  • Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Bjørnson, Finn Olav; Moe, Nils Brede; Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Seim, Eva Amdahl (2018). Rethinking Coordination in Large-Scale Software Development, In Paul Grünbacher & Dimitra Giannakopoulou (ed.),  CHASE '18 Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 978-1-4503-5663-3.  artikkel.  s 91 - 92 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Moe, Nils Brede; Dingsøyr, Torgeir & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2018). To schedule or not to schedule? An investigation of meetings as an inter-team coordination mechanism in large-scale agile software development. International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management.  ISSN 2182-7796.  6(3), s 45- 59 . doi: 10.12821/ijispm060303 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Mathiassen, Lars & Rai, Arun (2018). Managing Digital Platforms in User Organizations: The Interactions Between Digital Options and Digital Debt. Information systems research.  ISSN 1047-7047.  29(2), s 419- 443 . doi: 10.1287/isre.2018.0788 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bjørnson, Finn Olav; Vestues, Kathrine & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). Coordination in the large: a research design, In Roberto Tonelli (ed.),  XP '17 Proceedings of the XP2017 Scientific Workshops, Cologne, Germany — May 22 - 26, 2017.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 9781450352642.  Article No. 17. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Moe, Nils Brede & Seim, Eva Amdahl (2017). Coordination in multi-team programmes: An investigation of the group mode in large-scale agile development. Procedia Computer Science.  ISSN 1877-0509.  121, s 123- 128 . doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.11.017 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). RE-CONCEPTUALIZING DESIGN OF INFRASTRUCTURES: STABILIZING AND INNOVATING THROUGH MAINTENANCE WORK. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi.  ISSN 1892-0748.  25(1) Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Scaling Across Knowledge Boundaries: A Case Study Of A Large-Scale Agile Software Development Project, In Peggy Gregory & Katie Taylor (ed.),  XP '16 Workshops Proceedings of the XP2016 Scientific Workshops, Edinburgh, Scotland May 24-May 27, 2016.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 978-1-4503-4134-9.  Artikkel #5. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Fitzgerald, Brian & Stol, Klaas-Jan (2016). Problematizing Agile in the Large: Alternative Assumptions for Large-Scale Agile Development, In  ICIS 2016 PROCEEDINGS : Thirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems. Dublin 2016.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-0-9966831-3-5.  kapittel.  s 1 - 21 Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Mikkelsen, Vidar & Næss, Alexander (2016). Tailoring agile in the large: Experience and reflections from a large-scale agile software development project. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.  ISSN 1865-1348.  251, s 244- 251 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-33515-5_22 Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). "Desperately" seeking research on agile requirements in the context of large-scale agile projects, In Maria Paasivaara (ed.),  XP '15 workshops Scientific Workshop Proceedings of the XP2015. Proceedings May 25th to May 29th, 2015.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 9781450334099.  Arikkel 5. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Ghinea, Gheorghita & Grønli, Tor-Morten (2015). Ambidextrous Enterprise Architecting: Betting on the Future and Hacking Path-dependencies, In Jorg Becker; Jan vom Brocke & Marco de Marco (ed.),  Proceedings of ECIS 2015.  Association for Information Systems.  ISBN 978-3-00-050284-2.  Completed Research Papers. Paper 150.. Show summary
  • Monteiro, Eric & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2012). Trans-situated use of integrated information systems. European Journal of Information Systems.  ISSN 0960-085X.  21(6), s 608- 620 . doi: 10.1057/ejis.2012.8
  • Hepsø, Vidar; Monteiro, Eric & Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2009). Ecologies of e-Infrastructures. Journal of the AIS.  ISSN 1536-9323.  10(5), s 430- 446
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Dingsøyr, Torgeir (2009). Competence in Transformiing the Norwegian Welfare Sector: A Case Study and Implications for Future E-Government Initiatives, In Vishanth Weerakkody; Marijn Janssen & Yogesh K. Dwivedi (ed.),  Handbook of Research on ICT-Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective.  IGI Global.  ISBN 978-1-60566-390-6.  XIV.  s 258 - 270
  • Ulven, Mette; Monteiro, Eric; Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Hepsø, Vidar (2008). Kunnskapsnettverk på tvers: sårbar eller selvforsterkende ressurs?, I: Knut Holtan Sørensen; Helen Jøsok Gansmo; Vivian Anette Lagesen & Eva Amdahl (red.),  Faglighet og tverrfaglighet i den nye kunnskapsøkonomien.  Tapir Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-519-2339-2.  6.  s 115 - 134
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Monteiro, Eric (2007). When ‘Perfect’ Integration Leads to Increasing Risks: The Case of an Integrated Information System in a Global Company, In Ole Hanseth & Claudio Ciborra (ed.),  Risk, Complexity and ICT.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 1845426614.  4.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2006). Achieving knowledge across borders: facilitating practices of triangulation, obliterating “digital junkyards”. Ethics and Information Technology.  ISSN 1388-1957.  8(3), s 143- 154
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs; Hepsø, Vidar & Monteiro, Eric (2006). Conceptualizing common information spaces across heterogeneous contexts: mutable mobiles and side-effects of integration, In Pamela Hinds & David Martin (ed.),  CSCW 2006.  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  ISBN 1-58113-222-0.  6.  s 493 - 500 Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2004). ANT og Information Systems en epistemologisk forelskelse. Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  (Årg. 34, nr 2), s 69-86
  • Monteiro, Eric & Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2002). Balancing the local and the global in information infrastructure. The Information Society.  ISSN 0197-2243.  18(2)
  • Monteiro, Eric & Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2002). Balancing the local and the global in infrastructural information systems. The Information Society.  ISSN 0197-2243.  18(2), s 87- 100
  • Shergur, J.; Brown, B.A.; Fedosseev, V.N.; Koester, U.; Kratz, K.L.; Walters, W.B.; Hjorth-Jensen, Morten; Hoff, Per; Mach, Hendryk; Nilsson, T. & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2002). Beta decay studies of 135-137 Sn using selective resonance laser ionization techniques. Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics.  ISSN 0556-2813.  65, s 034313

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  • Hustad, Eli; Munkvold, B.E.; Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Flak, L.S. (ed.) (2005). Proceedings of the 28th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia. Agder University College.  ISBN 82-7117-554-8.  837 s.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (ed.) (2004). NOKOBIT 2004 - The 11th Norwegian Conference on Information Systems. NTNU-trykk.  249 s.

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  • Rolland, Knut-H. (2019). Digitalisering i praksis: Tverrfaglige team, plattformer og smidig utvikling.
  • Rolland, Knut-H. (2019). Digitalisering og digital transformasjon.
  • Rolland, Knut-H. (2019). Gjennomføring av kravhåndtering i praksis.
  • Rolland, Knut-H. (2019). Introduksjon til Kravhåndtering.
  • Vestues, Kathrine & Rolland, Knut-H. (2019). Making digital infrastructures more generative through pjatformization and platform-driven software development: An explorative case study. Show summary
  • Pettersen, Lene G. Braathen & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2018). Diffus forståelse av «digitalisering». Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar & Netteland, Grete (red.) (2018). Proceedings from the annual NOKOBIT (&UDIT) Conference held at Svalbard the 18th-20th of September 2018. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi. 1. Show summary
  • Stray, Viktoria & Rolland, Knut-H. (2018). Presentasjon av Geminisenter for Systemutviklingsprosesser og Metoder for Innovasjon og Digitalisering.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). Coordination in the Large: A research design. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). Problematizing Agile in the Large: New Directions for Research and Practice.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). The Negotiation of Information Infrastructure Evolution: A Research Design.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2017). Tilpasning av smidig metode i et stor-skala prosjekt.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Netteland, Grete; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Karlsen, Anniken Th & Eikebrokk, Tom Roar (red.) (2017). Proceedings from the annual NOKOBIT (&UDIT) conference held in Oslo the 27th-29th of November 2017. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi. 1. Show summary
  • Dingsøyr, Torgeir & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Samhandling - seminar for direktoratet for eHelse med funn fra Agile 2.0.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Hva er viktigst: Samhandling i team eller på tvers av team.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Problematizing Agile in the Large: Alternative assumptions for large-scale agile software development.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Scaling Across Knowledge Boundaries: A Case Study Of A Large-Scale Agile Software Development Project.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Skalering av smidige prosjekter med fokus på prosjektledelsesutfordringer.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Skalering av smidige prosjekter: Hva sier forskning på området.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2016). Tailoring Agile in the Large: Experience and Reflections from a Large-scale Agile Software Development Project.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Næss, Alexander (2016). The Large-Scale Agile Customer: Distributed Boundary Spanning.
  • Sindre, Guttorm; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Netteland, Grete; Opdahl, Andreas Lothe & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (red.) (2016). NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi, Proceedings fra NOKOBIT 2016, Bergen, 29.-30. november 2016. NOKOBIT - Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi. 1.
  • Dingsøyr, Torgeir & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). Managing Large-Scale Agile Development Projects: Findings from two exploratory case studies. Show summary
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). Communities of practice’ in large-scale agile.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). «Funksjonelle arkitekter – kost eller nytte?».
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). Theorizing Information Infrastructure Evolution.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2015). Tilpasning av smidige metoder til nye kontekster.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Dingsøyr, Torgeir (2015). Stor-skala agile prosjekter: Hvorfor er stor-skala agile prosjekter annerledes og mer komplekse enn ’vanlige’ prosjekter?.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Aanestad, Margunn (2014). Growing platform-based enterprise systems through ‘modular’ and ‘architectural’ acts of customizing: a case study.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2006). Improvisasjon og Kunnskapsledelse.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Dingsøyr, Torgeir (2006). The Issue of Competence in Transforming the Norwegian Welfare Sector: Some implications for future e-government initiatives. Show summary
  • Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Jaccheri, Letizia (2004). The Benefits and Limitations of Knowledge Management in Global Software Development.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2004). God tjener, farlig herre � Hvis informasjonsteknologien svikter, hva da?.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2004). Knowledge Management as an enabler for organizational integration in the public sector.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2004). Travelling Risks: On the Reflexive Dynamics of Global IT Infrastructures.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2003). Reinventing Information Infrastucture in Situated Practices in Use: An Interpretive Case Study of Information Technology and Work Transformation in a Global Company.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Aanestad, Margunn (2003). The Techno-Political Dynamics of Information Infrastructure Development.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Aanestad, Margunn & Nielsen, Petter (2003). Desperately seeking new theories? Setting new technologies and issues on the agenda.
  • Østerlie, Thomas & Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs (2003). Unveiling distributed organizing in open source development: The practices of using, aligning, and wedging.
  • Rolland, Knut Helge Ronæs & Monteiro, Eric (2000). Preserving local variation in infrastructural information systems.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Herstad, Jo (2000). The Critical Case in Information Systems Research.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs & Monteiro, Eric (2000). Preserving Local Variations in Infrastructural Information Systems.
  • Braa, Kristin & Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2000). Horizontal Information Systems: Emergent Trends and Perspectives.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2000). Challenging the installed base.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2000). IT og Organisasjon.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (2000). Kvalitative forskningsmetoder.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs (1999). Information Infrastructure Transition: Challenges with Implementing Standardised Checklists. Show summary

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