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, 07. Aug. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Call for papers for the track “Strategisches IT-Management” at the MKWI conference

Call for papers for the track “Strategisches IT-Management” at the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) conference in 2018. 

This conference track will be led by Prof. Frederik Ahlemann, Prof. Nils Urbach, and Prof....

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 Wed, 02. Aug. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Article published in Business & Information Systems Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Nils Urbach and Prof. Frederik Ahlemann contributed a discussion section to the article “Digitalization: Opportunity and Challenge for the Business and Information Systems Engineering...

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 Mon, 31. Jul. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Two Available Bachelor’s Degree Theses Topics in the Field of Digital Enterprise Transformation & IT Management

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) is looking for two bachelor’s students who are planning to write their final thesis in the field of digital enterprise transformation in the near future. The...

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 Mon, 26. Jun. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Exchange network IS:link searches for student assistant (9h / week)

An increasing number of Information Systems students use IS:link, the Information Systems exchange network, to spend a semester abroad. To continue to provide an excellent support service, we are looking for a student with high...

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 Tue, 20. Jun. 2017   Hoffmann, David

Guest lecture by Mr. Joe Cooper on Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) on July 21, 2017

We are proud to announce that Mr. Joe Cooper from the USA will give a guest lecture, titled “Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)” on July 21, 2017, followed by a group exercise and discussion.  


The lecture will provide a...

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 Wed, 14. Jun. 2017   Hoffmann, David

SITM paper presented by David Hoffmann at 25th European Conference on Information System (ECIS)

The paper “Balancing Alignment, Adaptivity, and Effectiveness: Design Principles for Sustainable IT Project Portfolio Management” written by David Hoffmann, Thomas Müller, and Frederik Ahlemann was presented by David Hoffmann at...

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