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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 Wed, 27. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Lecture “IT-Projektmanagement” successfully converted into blended learning

The “IT-Projektmanagement” lecture has been successfully converted from a traditional face-to-face concept into blended learning. The goal of the new blended learning lecture is to advance students’ understanding of how to solve...

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 Tue, 26. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Study results of the structural anchoring of IS/IT innovation management catches the attention of VOICE

Our recent study results of the structural anchoring of IS/IT innovation management caught attention of VOICE e.V. Originating from our student Dennis Böhl’s master thesis, and subsequently published at the ECIS 2016 conference,...

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 Mon, 25. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Paper accepted for collaborative e-learning book project

We are proud to announce that the manuscript “Mehr in besserer Qualität – Blended Learning im Kontext der IT-Projektmanagementausbildung,” authored by David Hoffmann, Jan Mikolon, and Frederik Ahlemann, has been accepted for...

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 Tue, 19. Apr. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Paper accepted for DESRIST 2016 Conference

We are proud to announce that the following paper was accepted as a research-in-progress paper for presentation and publication at the 11th Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) 2016 conference:...

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 Tue, 12. Apr. 2016   Frederik Ahlemann

IS Project: Introducing Project and Project Portfolio Management in Organizations

Project and project portfolio management (PPM) are seen as suitable responses to the challenge of selecting the right projects and executing them successfully. It is not surprising that many organizations already have, or are in...

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 Tue, 12. Apr. 2016   Kevin Clees

IS Project: Development of an Excel-based project management tool

In the upcoming summer term, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management will offer a bachelor project that deals with the development of an Excel-based project management tool.

The goal of the project is to...

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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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