4670 IS Strategy and Governance
Dr. Everist Limaj, MSc (WU)
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
04/27/23 to 05/05/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 05/08/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM EA.6.026
Friday 05/12/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.13
Tuesday 05/16/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 05/30/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D4.0.022
Tuesday 06/06/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.01
Tuesday 06/13/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 06/16/23 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM TC.4.05


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:

- Theoretical underpinnings of competing IS organizations

- IS strategy principles and processes

- IS governance principles and processes

- Organizational requirements

- Challenges, risks, and critical success factors

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

Unexcused absence in the first unit leads to the loss of place in this course!

Further, this is a course with continuous assessment (PI), therefore an overall attendance of at least 80% is required (i.e. compulsory attendance). If there is an important reason for the absence (e.g. illness confirmed by a medical certificate), the student can miss maximally 20% of the time.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Mode of conducting the course :In-class teaching (presence). !!!Important: Check Rooms for each unit!!!

-Teaching/learning methods: a combination of lectures and case studies including guided reading associated with focus topics.
-Student contribution: preparation of homeworks, presentations, individual and group work.
-Student performance will be partly administrated on MyLEARN and partly examined in-class.


Performance assessment

  • Homework(s) (20 points)
  • Exam(s) (60 points)
  • Group work (20 points)
  • Extra Points (Optional): Scenario Assignment (10 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: 87-105 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.


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Availability of lecturer(s)

Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues directly with the course lecturer.




Last edited: 2023-03-14