Bachelor Seminar Fall 2010


Topic Managing Information Resources in IT Organizations
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl and Research Assistants
Contact hours per week 2 SWS, conducted as a block seminar
Certificate Seminarschein
ECTS 4 (Weighting of the Final Grade: 70% Paper, 20% Presentation, 10% Discussion)
Prerequisite Wifo I - III
Date and Location November 24, 2010, 9:00-19:00 in room O 138 and November 25, 2010, 9:00-12:30 in Education Center Dalbergplatz room 4.1 (ECD, N2,10 on the 4th floor)
Contact Kai Spohrer

Important dates

  • <b>Info session:</b> Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM online in <link>our dimdim meeting room</link>
  • <b>Registration:</b> open until July 15, late registration until September 12
  • <b>Kickoff session:</b> Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 16:45 PM in L15, 1-6, room A001. <link - download>Slides</link>
  • <b>Paper submission:</b> until November 12, 2010
  • <b>Seminar sessions:</b> November 24, 2010, 9:00-19:00 in room O 138 and November 25, 2010, 9:00-12:30 in Education Center Dalbergplatz room 4.1 (ECD, N2,10 on the 4th floor)

Final Grades Released

Due to privacy concerns, the final grades cannot be downloaded anymore. You will receive your grade by e-mail.

Paper Download

Papers can be downloaded from here.

Info Session Slides and Project Descriptions

Thank you all for visiting the info session. Here are the slides and the descriptions of the single topics.


Please register here before July 15. After this date, registration will still be possible until September 12. However, topics will have been assigned before and you cannot assume to get your topics of choice.


The primary objective of the seminar is to analyze information systems development and use from different perspectives. The secondary objective is to provide students with techniques of scientific writing in a practical setting.  Important aspects are the evaluation, structuring, and classification of existing research work and the presentation of a detailed and thorough overview of the current state of the art. In addition, scientific work also includes the creation of new knowledge. The participation in the seminar can be regarded as an important preliminary step towards a successful completion of the bachelor thesis.




Topic Advisor Student
1. Transformation from regional to a global service delivery model: Developing a process blueprint on the basis of ITIL Miroslav Lazic N. Haake, T. Weinnoldt
2. Transformation from regional to a global service delivery model: Designing a global SAP application support model Miroslav Lazic S. Meilan, S. Weidner
3. Global ERP systems consolidation: Analysing the impact of Master Data Management (MDM) Tommi Kramer M. Li, J. Scherer
4. CANCELLED Sebastian Stuckenberg
5. Opportunities and challenges in supporting application development processes with social media Lars Klimpke R. Lüer, D. Winkler
6. The next generation of customer needs and requirements in mobile computing Erik Hemmer S. Kuhn, S. Ruder, B. John
7. Application support for mobile computing Thomas Kude M. Dumas, T. Roelen-Blasberg, R. Reuter
8. Virtualization, cloud PCs and mobility: Analysing the midterm impact on large IT service providers Sebastian Stuckenberg V. Indzhov, P. Schapfel, M. Rakotondrazaka
9. Changing project management practices in agile software development Sven Scheibmayr T. Donchev, M. Schäufele, S. Träutlein, C. Williger
10. IS support for the transformation from product to customer orientation in multi-divisional organizations Kai Spohrer F. Heimburger, M. Meme
11. IS offshoring: Challenges and opportunities for globally dispersed IT organizations Kai Spohrer C. Ueberle, I. Korst, A. Leinen
12. Visibility and Transparency through Supply Network Collaboration Tommi Kramer

Process Milestones to be Validated With Advisor

 All milestones need to be validated with the corresponding advisor:

  • Present initial literature review to advisor: before Sept 30
  • Create rough concept in coordination with advisor: before Oct 15
  • Creation of detailed concept and content, validate with advisor: before Oct 30
  • Create and submit final paper: until Nov 12
  • Create slides for final presentation: until Nov 19
  • Presentation Nov 24 and Nov 25
  • Comprehensive Feedback / Lessons Learned for Bachelor Thesis: on appointment


  • The literature review should be done by students independently.
  • The review shall include electronic literature sources offered by the University of Mannheim (Rechercheportal)  as well as sources available on the internet.
  • Overviews of literature sources are available at the library and here.
  • Moreover, an introduction to literature search can be found at the library.


  • <LINK _blank>Mandatory Guidelines</LINK>
  • <link - download>Short Introduction: Academic writing (German)</LINK>
  • <a href="" target="_blank">Conference and Journal Ranking (WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK)</a>
  • <a href="" target="_blank">Journal Ranking (AIS)</a>
  • <LINK _blank>Word Template</LINK>
  • <LINK _blank>Basic LaTeX Template</LINK>
  • <LINK _blank>LaTeX Template with more Features for Advanced Users</LINK>
  • <LINK _blank>LaTeX Example</LINK>