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.

Prof. Ahlemann will be released from teaching duties during the summer of 2018 as he will be taking a research sabbatical. From 01.04.2018 to 30.09.2018, Prof. Ahlemann will not accept or supervise any new student projects, seminar papers, and bachelor or master theses. Theses started prior to this date may be completed under the chair’s supervision. The lectures “IT Project Management” (bachelor program) and “Strategic Planning of IS” (master program) will take place as planned.

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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 issues 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, 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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 Mon, 23. Apr. 2018   Hoffmann, David

Presentation of the “Digital master plan for Duisburg” at the Chinese Spring Festival

At this year's fourth Chinese Spring Festival, organized by the Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr, our chair presented the concept for the development of a “Digital master plan for Duisburg.” We developed this master plan in...

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 Thu, 29. Mar. 2018   Hoffmann, David

SITM paper presented by Kevin Rehring at Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2018

The paper “Put your glasses on: Conceptualizing affordances of mixed and virtual reality for enterprise architecture management” by Kevin Rehring, David Hoffmann, and Frederik Ahlemann was presented by Kevin Rehring at the...

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