Information Systems and Strategic IT Management

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) conducts research on the strategic IT/IS management domain. Currently, our focus is on:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a strategic and managerial view
  • AI-Supported Organizational Decision-Making
  • Augmented Reality for Enterprise Architecture Management (AR EAM)
  • Benefits Management and Value of IT (BM)
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation Management (DT)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
  • Green IT and Green IS
  • IT Demand Management (ITDM)
  • IT/Digital Innovation Management (ITIM)
  • Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Smart City (SC)

In our research, we approach these domains from two directions: Following the design science paradigm, we develop and evaluate artifacts (e.g., process models, methods, tools) for strategic IT/IS management. In parallel, we conduct behavioral research to gain an understanding of the conditions under which these (and other) artifacts are accepted, adopted, and proven successful. We ensure that our research results have a practical and sustainable benefit by cooperating with leading enterprises and institutions.

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Our teaching program grounds students in the areas of information systems for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries.

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We are engaging in information systems research on today’s business issues. We address a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and business.

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We enable organizations to boost digital leadership capacity, build digital resources, and improve transformational performance through a range of organizational development programs, evidence-based coaching, and executive education services.

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 Mon, 18. Jun. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Track proposal ”Rethinking IS Strategy and Governance in the Digital Age” has been accepted for ECIS 2019

The track proposal “Rethinking IS Strategy and Governance in the Digital Age” has been accepted for the European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS) 2019. The track has recently been accepted “as is,” which is a very...

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 Fri, 08. Jun. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Prof. Ahlemann appointed member of the FedCSIS 2018 program committee

Prof. Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as a member of the program committee for the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) in 2018. In this capacity, Prof. Ahlemann will help decide the...

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 Mon, 28. May. 2018   Malte Greulich

Guest lecture by Campana & Schott on agile project management on June 6th, 2018

We are happy to announce that Patrick Prager from Campana & Schott will present a guest lecture on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The lecture will focus on the characteristics and challenges of agile project management.

Mr. Prager is a...

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 Wed, 09. May. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT-Management requires two student assistants

Chair for Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking to hire two student assistants to support the IS:link student exchange network, as well as support various chair-related activities. The average weekly...

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 Tue, 08. May. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Guest lecture by zeb on Enterprise Architecture Management on June 12th, 2018

We are happy to announce that Dr. Markus Buschle and Georg Kneupner from zeb consulting will present a guest lecture June 12, 2018. The lecture will focus on the specific challenges of Enterprise Architecture Management and...

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 Fri, 04. May. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM paper accepted for the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)

We are proud to announce that the paper “Shaping Wellsprings of Innovation: Towards Organizational Design Configurations for Digital Innovation Management” by David Hoffmann was accepted for presentation and publication at the...

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Recent publication

This book examines the massive changes currently taking place in the business world and commonly known as “digitalization”. In addition, it describes the significant impacts of technological innovations on processes, products, services, and business models. Further, the book offers IT leaders and managers responsible for corporate IT, as well as practice-oriented researchers, valuable inspiration and guidance, the central mission of which is to encourage and enable IT to take a more proactive role in the digital transformation processes.

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Highly motivated students have the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge and creative ideas into practice at the student consulting firm act eV. In project teamthe consultants develop customized solutions for clients.

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