|Performing Lecturer||Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl|
|Examiner||Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl|
|Credit Points||6 ECTS|
|Exam Date||Subject to change: 7.4.2022|
|Information for Students||
Limited number of participants (80)|
Registration, Schedule: Portal2
Course material: Ilias
Digitalization is changing the way firms compete and operate. It is difficult to think of any business process or functional area that is unaffected by information technology (IT) in contemporary firms. All conscientious managers, particularly those who are or aspire to be leaders, should develop a passion to manage all resources of firm including information and IT resources which are becoming increasingly critical for the success in digital transformation. Regardless of their current functional affiliation or career goals, successful transformations will critically depend on how future executives lead and direct IT-enabled strategic changes.
This course introduces some of the key issues in managing IT as a key enabler of digital transformations. It provides an overview of IT in contemporary firms and how they enable and support a firm’s strategic and operational goals. By understanding how to engage in IT-related decision making and governance, managers can develop superior strategies and use IT as a lever to innovate and transform for competitive advantage. We will deal with decisions regarding the alignment of IT and business, the governance of IT within the firm, the outsourcing and offshoring of IT, and the controlling of IT initiatives. All of these themes will be discussed from a management perspective.
This course is designed for students who desire an insightful synopsis of IT management concepts and practices that enable digital transformation. It emphasizes the management of information, information systems and information technology. The course examines issues associated with managing IT in various settings. Key IT management topic will be discussed considering aspects of planning, controlling, and governing.
After completing this course, participants will be able to
If the Covid-19 pandemic permits, the course will be offered in a presence format. Please make sure you fully comply with the contemporary hygienic safety regulations of the University of Mannheim. Please do not forget your masks and keep the respective safety distance to your fellow students and instructor(s).
In addition, the sessions will be recorded via Zoom and uploaded onto ILIAS.
|14.2.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||
Section 1: Introduction|
Section 2: IT Returns and Impact
|O 148 MVV lecture hall (Castle east wing)|
|17.2.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Case Study: e-Procurement at Cathay Pacific Airways||O 148 MVV lecture hall (Castle east wing)|
|21.2.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Section 3: IT Strategy Planning and Alignment||O 148 MVV lecture hall (Castle east wing)|
|24.2.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Case Study: Digitalization at Siemens||O 148 MVV lecture hall (Castle east wing)|
|28.2.2022||–||Rose Monday – No lecture||–|
|3.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Section 4: IT Governance||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|7.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Case Study: Information Technology and Innovation at Shinsei Bank||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|10.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Section 5: IT Delivery – Outsourcing Options, Decision & Implementation||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|14.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Case Study: IT Multi-sourcing at Adidas Group||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|17.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||
Section 6: IT Delivery – Offshore Outsourcing|
Case Study: Offshoring and Innovation at Globalco
|“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|21.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Section 7: IT Controlling||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|24.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||Guest lecture||“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
|28.3.2022||08.30 am – 10.00 am||
Case Study: e-Procurement at Cathay Pacific Airways|
Exemplary Exam Recap / Q&A
|“Experience Lab” and Zoom|
Please make sure, you have read the papers as outlined above. Otherwise, no double loop learning will accrue! All papers and cases will be available on ILIAS.