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Module [Module Number] Ergänzungsmodul Wirtschaftsinformatik ll [1277BEWIF2]
Regular Cycle Summer Term
Teaching Form Lecture + Tutorial
Examination Form Portfolio
Teaching Language German (spoken in the classroom), English (all course materials and annoucements)
Instructors Dr. Janek Richter (Lectures) and Christian Hovestadt (Tutorials)
KLIPS Summer Term 2022: Lecture, Tutorial (Second Registration Phase)
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  • Processes and important challenges in the development of IS
  • Alternatives for the realization of IS ("Make or Buy", Outsourcing, Software as a Service, etc.)
  • Process models for the development of IS (waterfall model, evolutionary development, agile software development)
  • Concepts and forms of project management for IS development
  • Project control and evaluation methods
  • Communication and leadership

Learning Objectives

Students …
  • recognize the challenges of information system (IS) development.
  • can evaluate, select and apply various process models for the development of IS based on their advantages and disadvantages.
  • understand traditional and new, agile, IS development process models.
  • can assess, select and apply the different organizational forms of project management for the development of IS based on their respective strengths and weaknesses.
  • are aware of the dangers of time pressure in IS development projects and are in a position to take appropriate countermeasures.
  • are able to develop solutions in small groups and present them in the plenum.


Regular Sessions

  • Thursday Sessions (usually Lectures)
    • 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    • Room S11 (Seminargebäude, building no. 106)
  • Friday Sessions (usually Tutorials):
    • 10:00am to 11:30am and 12:00pm to 1:30pm (*)
    • Room S261 (Mensa Zülpicher Straße, building no. 118, top floor)

(*) There will only one tutorial session (and one lecture session) per week on average. To give us more scheduling flexibility, we reserved a second weekly slot on Fridays, but not all the slots will be used each week. The exact schedule will be announced in time before the semester starts.

Important Dates

  • First Lecture incl. Organizational Information: 7th April 2022, 2pm to 3:30pm
  • KLIPS Exam Registration and Team Registration Survey Deadline: 24th April 2022, 11:55pm
  • Online eExam Registration Survey: 30th June 2022, 11:55pm
  • IS Development Solution Submission: 14th July 2022, 11:55pm (via ILIAS)
  • Poster Slam / Exam Q&A-Session: 15th July 2022, 10am to 1:30pm
  • eExam (1st date): (date, time and location TBA)
  • eExam (2nd date): (date, time and location TBA)


This course will be assessed as a portfolio exam.

1) IS Development Solution (Team Project) (50 points)
Conceptually design an information system information system to solve a relevant business problem of your choice.

Required components:

  • Project overview and goals
  • Requirements analysis
  • Choice of systems development methodology including justification and adaptions
  • Timeline including milestones, project phases, and work packages
  • Project risks
  • Staffing plan
  • Cost estimation
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Ethical issues with the solution and in the development

You are not required to build or program the system.

2) eExam (50 points)
A 30-minute eExam covering the whole lecture and tutorial.

Selected Readings

Information Systems Development [4th Edition]

David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald

2006, McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 978-007-711417-6

Available for rental at the university's main library and at the institute's library