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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 2024 (Second Registration Phase)
Syllabus Download



  • 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 S01 (Seminargebäude, building no. 106)
  • Friday Sessions (usually Tutorials):
    • 10:00am to 11:30am and 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    • Room S01 (Seminargebäude, building no. 106)

There will be only 2 weekly sessions on average. These will be distributed across three weekly timeslots (see syllabus for detailed schedule). This way, we can give you the Fridays in the long weekends (“Brückentage”) off and we can give you extra working time for the team project towards the end of the semester.

Important Dates

  • First Lecture incl. Organizational Information: 11th April 2024, 2pm to 3:30pm
  • KLIPS Exam Registration and Team Registration Survey Deadline: 28th April 2024, 11:59pm (*)
  • Online eExam Registration Survey: 7th July 2024, 11:55pm
  • IS Development Solution Submission: 18th July 2024, 11:55pm (via ILIAS)
  • Poster Slam / Exam Q&A-Session: 19th July 2024, 10am to 1:30pm
  • eExam (1st option): 24th July 2024, 8:30am to 9:30pm, Room S56 building 103 (Philosophikum)
  • eExam (2nd option): 6th August 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Room S56 building 103 (Philosophikum)

(*) official information only via KLIPS2.


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 60-minute eExam covering the whole lecture and tutorial. It will take place in the university's PC pool.

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