This paper describes a research-in-progress that explores the applicability and implications of open
innovation in a multiple-project environment that employs agile approaches to information systems
development. In doing so, it seeks to reveal any resemblance the open innovation model has with the
agile process, while simultaneously investigating the challenges of such an approach for project
management. This paper argues for a different perspective of project management that goes beyond
single and multiple project management to scrutinise the open space of innovation that includes
collaboration and knowledge-sharing with other business units, customers, partners, competitors and
other relevant stakeholders outside the boundaries of the firm.