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IS 513: Applied IT Management in the Digital Age

Lerninhalte
IT management today is challenged by fast technological change, new digital opportunities, growing cost pressure, and increasing business and regulatory requirements. IT management
needs to ensure that IT functions become much more agile, flexible and efficient than ever before. For a state-of-the-art IT management a solid know-how regarding

  • Intelligent demand management,
  • Application and data architecture,
  • IT infrastructure,
  • Organization and workforce management,
  • Business/IT governance and lean IT processes, and
  • Sourcing and location setup incl. vendor and partner management
are crucial.
In addition, it is expected that IT managers have a good understanding of the core business of their company (business/IT alignment) and sound IT cost management capabilities. Furthermore, IT managers need to be able to understand opportunities of the digital age, evaluate the value of new technologies, and drive digital transformation jointly with the business.

Lern- und Qualifikations­ziele
The lecture addresses key challenges that IT management is facing today and explains the capabilities and tools required to manage these challenges successfully. The concrete application of the lectured content will be explained using selected case studies. The lecture focuses on banking as one concrete industry example. The fundamental principles, however, can be applied across industries.

Notwendige Voraussetzungen
IS 512 (in spring semester: parallel attendance possible)

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

LehreSelbststudium
Vorlesung2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS6
SpracheEnglisch
Prüfungs­form und -umfangWritten exam (60 min., 80%), case study (20%)
Zulassungs­beschränktJa
Informationen zur AnmeldungAlthough IS 513 has no max. number of participants, an enrollment via the student portal is necessary for getting access to the course material. You will be directly admitted if you meet the requirements.
Geprüft durch
Durchführende Lehr­kraft
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Dr. Michael Grebe
AngebotsturnusFrühlings-/Sommersemester
Dauer des Moduls 1 Semester
VerwendbarkeitM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf.
Vorleistungen
Programm­spezifische KompetenzzieleCG 2
Benotung Ja
Literatur
  • Designing the Tech Function of the Future, BCG article, July 2017
  • Beyond the Hype: The Real Champions of Building the Digital Future, BCG article, July 2017
  • A CEO's Guide to Leading Digital Transformation, BCG article, May 2017
  • Leaner, Faster, and Better with DevOps, BCG article, March 2017
  • Simplifying IT to Accelerate Digital Transformation, BCG article, April 2016
  • Recasting IT for the Digital Age, BCG report, March 2016
  • Digital-era Change Runs on People Power, BCG report, August 2017
GliederungStudents will get a solid understanding of the following topics:
  • Introduction to Banking and the role of IT
  • Digitalization Trend
  • IT sourcing in a Digital Age
  • IT Cost Management
  • IT Workforce Management
  • Discussion of future IT Trends
Agenda:
  • Section 1: Introduction to Banking
  • Section 2: The Digitalization Trend
  • Section 3: IT Sourcing Trends in the Digital Age
  • Section 4: Case Study “IT Sourcing in the Digital Age”
  • Section 5: IT Industrialization as a Success Factor for Digitalization
  • Section 6: Tech function of the future I
  • Section 7: Tech function of the future II
  • Section 8: Case Study Presentations