Digital Transformation of Organizations

  • Type: Lecture
  • Semester: SS 2017
  • Place:

    05.20 1C-04 

  • Time: 2017-04-24
    11:30 - 13:00 weekly
    05.20 1C-04 05.20 Kaiserstraße 89-93 (Allianz-Gebäude)

  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Alexander Mädche
  • SWS: 2
  • Lv-No.: 2540556
  • Information:


    During the last decades we witnessed a growing importance of Information Technology (IT) in the business world along with faster and faster innovation cycles. IT has become core for businesses from an operational company-internal and external customer perspective. Today, companies have to rethink their way of doing business. Industry 4.0 and Big Data are only some trends, which are related to the digital transformation. Thereby, digital transformation is more than only digitize millions of sheets in a company. A digital transformation furthermore needs a whole transformation of a company with all related areas. This does affect several aspects of a company including the organization, IT, and individuals.
    This is because large-scale information systems (IS) in organizations strongly interplay with work practices of individual employees as well as organizational structures shaping and being shaped by individuals' behavior. Thus, successful implementation of IS requires dealing with transformation beyond technology. The ability to implement and use IS in a way supporting its overall value proposition has become a central success determinant for digital transformation.
    Accordingly, the course “Digital Transformation of Organization” course is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into theoretical foundations, concepts, tools, and current practice of IS. The lecture is complemented with a capstone project. Students get the opportunity to analyze and propose solutions for a selected real-world transformation.



    • Basic Terms, Definitions, Foundational Concepts, and Digital Transformation Process • Different Types of Information Systems: Enterprise IS, Customer & Supplier-Centric IS • IS Transformation Framework • Organizational Perspectives on Digital Transformation: Business-IT Alignment, IS Planning, Organizational Adoption, IS Project & Program Management, (Post-)Implementation Management • Individual Perspectives on Digital Transformation: Key Concepts, Satisfaction, Acceptance, and IS Success, Post-Adoptive Behavior Research

    Learning Objectives

    The students will:

     • Get an overview on basic concepts and definitions of information systems and understand key characteristics of IS as a foundation for digitization of business processes, products and services • Understand importance of digital transformation in a company and the different parts of a successful transformation • Learn important concepts and theories in order to successfully execute a digital transformation process


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