Partners and Projects

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management collaborates with leading enterprises to create and test innovative management solutions to the challenges of today’s IT management. We have been partnering leading organizations from the automotive, consulting, engineering, banking, consumer, and other industries for more than 10 years, conducting high impact research with measurable and sustainable practical value.

While we adapt our research topics to current developments in practice, the core of what we do is rather stable over time. Currently our focus is on:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a strategic and managerial view
  • 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)
  • IT Demand Management (ITDM)
  • IT/Digital Innovation Management (ITIM)
  • Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Smart City (SC)

The spectrum of joint research ranges from single research studies lasting several months to long-term research programs involving several PhD students. We are able to combine innovative research with advisory skills, thus allowing for a fast and value-creating transfer of new knowledge. Our work often includes on-site activities to make science tangible and bridge the gap with practice.


Augmented Reality-enabled Enterprise Architecture Management (AR EAM)

Study the influence of augmented reality-enabled EAM on EA decision making

Benefits Management Reference Design (BeMaReD)

Study on exploiting IS/IT projects' potential towards a reference model and effective implementations.

Demand Management Impact

Development of a design theory that serves as the foundation for the implementation of demand management in organizations.

Digital Transformation and IS/IT Innovation Management

Investigation of the internal (intra-organizational) as well as external (inter-organizational) strategic issues related to digital tranformation.

Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)

Study on determinants of successful Enterprise Architecture Management.

Implementation and Enforcement of Corporate IT Standards

Study on understanding the problems and the influential factors of the implementation and enforcement of IT standards.

IT Project and Project Portfolio Management

Explaination of how organizations develop sustainable IT PM/PPM capabilities over time and, futhermore, how to achieve project success in the future.

Strategic IT Benchmarking

Investigation of successful and unsucessful strategic IT benchmark initiatives.

Theoretical Foundation of Design Science Research

Enhancement of the body of knowledge with regard to design science research in the IS community.