0946 IS Strategy and Governance
Dr. Everist Limaj, MSc (WU)
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
11/19/20 to 11/26/20
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/30/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 12/03/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/07/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 12/10/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/14/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 12/17/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/21/20 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Online-Einheit
Procedure for the course when limited activity on campus

Nothing changes. In any case, the course will be held in Distance Learning mode as already described on the syllabus.


    Providing an IS Strategy and Governance for business digitalization is critical for contemporary organizations and competitive positioning. The aim of this course is to discuss and understand approaches to develop effective IS strategies and provide the required level of governance to maximize value from business digitalization.

    The course will offer theory and a project to cover the following topics:

    - IS strategy principles and processes

    - IS governance principles and processes

    - Organizational requirements

    - Challenges, risks, and critical success factors

    - Frameworks and methodologies including valuation and selection,  and performance optimization

    The course not only builds on current research findings in particular from the Institute of Information Management and Control, but also on best practice frameworks including ITIL and COBIT among others.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of this course students should be able to:

    - understand what an IS strategy is

    - define how value from IS is evaluated and delivered

    - appreciate methods to identify opportunities to provide IS services and exploit them

    - understand IS service provision models

    - evaluate the organizational capability to deliver the IS strategy

    - consider the role of digital resources or assets

    - understand the required processes needed to achieve the IS strategy

    - design and interpret selected IS strategy performance models

    Attendance requirements

    Mandatory attendance: In order to pass this course an overall attendance of at least 80% is required.

    Teaching/learning method(s)

    The mode of conducting the course will be Distance Learning.

    -Teaching/learning methods: online lecture,
    -Student contribution: preparation of homeworks, online presentations, individual and group work
    -Homeworks, group projects and online exam(s) will be administrated on MyLEARN


    Performance assessment

    • Homework(s) (20 points)
    • Online exam(s) (60 points)
    • Group work (20 points)
    • Bonus Points (Optional): Practitioner Talk (5 points)

           Grading Scale
           5: 0-49,99 points (unsatisfactory)
           4: 50-61,99 points (sufficient)
           3: 62-74,99 points (satisfactory)
           2: 75-86,99 points (good)
           1: 87-115 points (excellent)

    • Expected workload:
      2 semester hours per week = 4 ECTS Credits = 100 hours workload for each student.
    Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

    Only students who successfully passed the basic course (Course 1; GK1) of the specialization "IS Management and Control" are admitted.

    Recommended previous knowledge and skills

    A guided reading list will be provided and material will be uploaded to learn@wu.

    Availability of lecturer(s)

    Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues during weekly surgery hours or by appointment with the course lecturers


    Last edited: 2020-12-13