IS 511 Information Resource Management


Degree Course MSc, Diploma
Lecturer Dr. Thomas Kude and Dipl.-Kfm. Marko Nöhren
Contact hours per week 2
Grading Written exam
Language of instruction English
Room O 142
Time 7-9pm
Office hours on appointment
Additional information There is an Ilias group for this lecture which contains all additional materials. You can register by selecting the lecture in the Portal of the University of Mannheim (university calendar). Afterwards, you can access all materials via


Modern organizations are influenced by information systems (IS) in various ways. As competition becomes borderless, organizations are forced to continually examine ways to operate more efficiently. Information systems are often a means of obtaining efficiencies in such environments. Systems are also a key enabler of new products, services, and processes.

Learning objectives

This course is designed for students who desire an insightful synopsis of information resource management concepts and practices. It emphasizes the management of information systems. The course examines issues associated with managing IT in various settings. Information management issues will be discussed from a planning, governance, and controlling perspective.

After completing this course students are able to

  • analyze complex decisions of IRM based on existing concepts and theories
  • find and evaluate different options for action regarding these decisions
  • give well founded advice which feasible actions should be taken.


No. Date Topic Lecturer
1 10.02.2014 Introduction & IS/IT Returns and Impact Dr. Thomas Kude
2 11.02.2014 IS Strategy Planning and Alignment & IS Governance, Decision Rights, and Leadership Dr. Thomas Kude
3 12.02.2014 IS Governance: Centralization vs. Decentralization of IS Resources Dr. Thomas Kude
4 17.02.2014 Guest Talk AT Kearney Dr. Miroslav Lazic
5 18.02.2014 Sourcing Options and Outsourcing Decision Dr. Thomas Kude
6 19.02.2014 Outsourcing Relationship Management Dr. Thomas Kude
7 20.02.2014 IS Offshore Outsourcing Dr. Thomas Kude
8 21.02.2014 IS Controlling Dr. Thomas Kude
10.03.2014 - 30.03.2014 Work on Home Assignment
9 08.04.2014 Exercise 1: IS/IT Impact and Alignment Dipl.-Kfm. Marko Nöhren
10 09.04.2014 Exercise 2: IS/IT Sourcing Dipl.-Kfm. Marko Nöhren
11 10.04.2014 Exercise 3: IS/IT Controlling Dipl.-Kfm. Marko Nöhren


Degree Course MSc, Diploma
Lecturer Dipl.-Kfm. Marko Nöhren
Language of instruction English
Room O142
Time April 8, 9, 10 - 5:15pm
Office hours on appointment


A list with selected literature will be distributed in the course.