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inf611 - Practice Business Informatics (Complete module description)
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Module label Practice Business Informatics
Module code inf611
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsbereich Praktische Informatik und Angewandte Informatik
Responsible persons
Marx Gomez, Jorge (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
After finishing this course, students will be able to address and discuss current challenges of the Business Informatics community. In addition, students will be enabled to solve real world problems from the Business Informatics domain with up to date means of ICT.

Professional Competences

The Student

  • gain comprehensive knowledge regarding the project life cycle
  • will get in touch with current research and challenges regarding project management and implementation
  • are aware of stakeholder communication
Methological Competences
The Student
  • provide their own approach to solving a problem or apply already existing approaches to new and unsolved challenges of the domain
  • will be enabled to apply different research methods when compiling a product
Social Competences

The Student

  • are supposed to work in teams and therefore must identify working packages and must take on responsibility for the jobs assigned to them.
  • present and discuss their own results with the team and the other members of the course.

The Student learn about their own limitations and learn to accept criticism in order to strengthen their own abilities.

Module contents

The rapidly increasing economic and time-related requirements are forcing organizations to question their previous approaches and establish new, faster methods in the development of products. While in the past the waterfall model defined projects over the entire project period, today short-cycle iterations are used. One of the most important skills is communication with stakeholders and focusing on key problems. However, it is no longer enough for project progress to be shown as a slide presentation; instead, new interactive forms of presentation are becoming popular in companies.

The course focusses on

-        Target group-oriented stakeholder communication

-        Using time efficient approaches to solving problems as well as focusing on key requirements

-        How to deal with resource restrictions.

Reader's advisory
  • Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, and Nevin Berger (2006): Effective Prototyping for Software Makers. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Brand Kowitz (2016): Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days.
  • Christian Rupp (2014): Requirements-Engineering und -Management: Aus der Praxis von klassisch bis agil
  • Jeff Patton (2014): User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jedes Wintersemester
Module capacity unlimited (
max. 25
Modullevel / module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method 4 PR
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
during the free-time period, as a rule 2 weeks after the end of the free-time period
Portfolio or oral exam
Course type Practical training
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h