Information Resource Management (IS 511)


Degree Course M.Sc., Diploma
Lecturer Dr. Thomas Kude
Grading 80% Written exam, 20% Group work
Language of instruction English
Room O 151
Time 7-9pm, February 23, 2015 - March 6, 2015 and March 23, 2015 - March 26, 2015
Office hours on appointment
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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
L1 23.02.2015 Session 1: Introduction to IRM, Session 2: IS Returns and Impact Dr. Thomas Kude
L2 24.02.2015 Session 3: IS Strategy Planning and Alignment, Session 4: Sourcing Options and Outsourcing Decisions Dr. Thomas Kude
L3 25.02.2015 Session 5: Outsourcing Relationship Management, Session 6: IS Offshore Outsourcing Dr. Thomas Kude
L4 26.02.2015 Session 7: IS Governance, Decision Rights, and Leadership Dr. Thomas Kude
L5 27.02.2015 Session 8: Guest Talk SAP - M&A and Cloud Computing Dr. Karl Popp
L6 04.03.2015 Session 9: IS Governance: Centralization vs. Decentralization of IS Resources Dr. Thomas Kude
L7 05.03.2015 Session 10: Guest Talk AT Kerney - IS Governance Dr. Miroslav Lazic
L8 06.03.2015 Session 11: IS Controlling Dr. Thomas Kude
Group work
E1 23.03.2015 Exercise 1 Jens Förderer
E2 24.03.2015 Exercise 2 Jens Förderer
E3 25.03.2015 Exercise 3 Jens Förderer
E4 26.03.2015 Exercise 4 Jens Förderer


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