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inf655 - IT-Controlling (Complete module description)
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Module label IT-Controlling
Module code inf655
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Computing Science
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Akzentsetzungsmodule der Informatik
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Angewandte Informatik
Responsible persons
Marx Gomez, Jorge (Authorized examiners)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module
This module emphazises the importance of IT-Controlling within an enterprise. The students gain knowledge on practically orientated technologies in order to leave a better understanding for the application and conversion possibilities of IT-Controlling.

Professional competence
The students:
  • name general tasks and functions of IT-Controlling.
  • recognize the importance strategical IT-Controlling applications.
  • learn strategies and methods of IT-Controlling.
  • identify the existence of an IT-Strategy as a pre condition of IT-Controlling.
  • know about the risks of IT-Outsourcing.
  • use IT-Controlling tools (e.g. information systems, portfolio analysis, benchmarking IT-Reporting).

Methodological competence
The students:
  • use their knowledge by independently compiled presentations on recent IT-Controlling subjects.

Social competence
The students:
  • discuss their results essentially and appropriately in this subject.
  • present their subjects to the group.

The students:
  • understand and analyse their own state of knowledge.
  • reflect their own effects on groups
Module contents
The employment of information technologies for enterprises is usually a key factor. By the change of our society to an information society, information gains more and more importance and takes a central role within ICT systems. The specifics of the ICT area cannot be supported by the classical economic controlling.
The application of a strategical IT-Controlling becomes more and more important. The result of a study shows that in the meantime in about 80% of the German enterprises an ICT strategy was compiled. However, the study makes also clear, that about two out of three enterprises use no methods of strategical IT-Controlling. The new discipline of IT-Controlling provides plans and methods to avoid isolated applications.
Reader's advisory
-Marx Gómez, Junker, Odebrecht: IT-Controlling: Strategien, Werkzeuge, Praxis. Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2009
-Gadatsch, A: IT-Controlling: Praxiswissen für IT-Controller und Chief-InformationOfficer. Springer Verlag, 2012
-Gadatsch, A, Mayer, E: Masterkurs IT-Controlling: Grundlagen und Praxis für ITController und CIOs- Balanced Scorecard- Portfoliomanagement- Wertbeitrag der ITProjektcontrolling-Kennzahlen
  • IT-Sourcing- IT-Kosten und Leistungsrechnung. 5 Auflage. Springer Vieweg, 2014
-Krcmar, H: Informationsmanagement. 6. Auflage. Springer Verlag, 2015
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 WiSe 28
2 WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Practical work, papers or written examination. Announcement at the beginning of the lecture