Modules WS 2012/2013

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  • Introduction to business process analysis
  • Business process modeling
  • Tools and simulations
  • Process architectures and reference models
  • Process design and re-design
  • Process flow analysis

Please note: The first three days of the module will be an off-site event with overnight stay. You will have to pay the cost for the overnight stay in advance at the institute's administraiton office.

Further information will be sent to you by the lecturers Hagen Pöhnert and Dr. Ed Weiss
  • Introduction to BPM
  • Aims and Tasks of BPM
  • Strategy and Reference Framework
  • Architectures and Frameworks
  • Governance
  • Tasks and Responsibles
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Methodological Context of BPM

  • Legal Context of BPM
  • Cultural Context of BPM

  • Controlling
  • Process Control
  • Performance Measurement
  • Change Management
  • Application Areas
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Enterprise Content Management
  • Quality Management
  • Distribution
  • Basic terms of hypothesis testing
  • Criteria for the determination of the sample size
  • Testing procedures and their appliances
  • Simple linear regression
  • Twofold linear regression
  • Multiple linear regression
  • Model selection
Collaborative Business is an evolving topic in the area of Information Systems. It supports flexible cooperation and enables new modes of value creation in loosely coupled networks. Furthermore, collaboration can be a source of process innovation and value creation throughout a company.

In this module students are introduced to concepts of inter- and intraorganizational collaboration and cooperation.

Besides theoretical concepts of communication and collaboration, the students are brought in touch with state-of-the-art collaboration technology. They are motivated to experience these tools in praxis and are guided through a collaboration experience.

Virtual teams are formed and perform collaboration tasks throughout the whole semester.
  • Introduction to law, including contract law and general terms and conditions
  • Introduction to intellectual property rights
  • Certain aspects of domain law
  • Licensing
  • Software development agreements
  • Certain aspects of unfair competition
  • Introduction to E-Commerce and E-Signature

Further information for writing the master thesis

Information about deadlines: All necessary information regarding dates and deadlines are given in this module description and the adhering componentes "Kolloquium" and "Präsentation/Verteidigung". The already scheduled dates of the commencement ceremony are found in the menu bar on the left.

Please note the following deadlines:
-Submission of thesis proposal (Disposition) until 1st of Oct. (winter term) / 1st of March (summer term)
-Presentation in the Kolloquium (one month before final submission of thesis latest)
-The deadline for submission of the final version of the thesis is given in the course "presentation and defence" which is part of the module.

In case of any questions please contact the module director.

Language of the master thesis
Preferred language for the master thesis is English. In accordance with the supervisor the thesis could also be written in German.

Necessary steps for writing a master thesis:

>Writing the thesis proposal (Exposé)
>Submission of the thesis proposal (Disposition) signed by the student (handed in to the secretary at Institute of Information Systems)
>The signed proposal is sent out to the supervisors via email by the institute
>Master thesis writing (max. editing time 22 weeks)
>Registration for the Kolloquium
>Presentation in the Kolloquium
>Submission of the master thesis (central service counter, main building)
>Evaluation of the thesis (information about grade)
>Final presentation and defense (German: "Präsentation und Verteidigung")
>Commencement ceremony

The Study and Examination Regulations and the Guidelines for Academic Work contain the necessary regulations. >>Link

Please consider especially the following aspects:

>The thesis proposal is written in accordance with the supervisor and the co-supervisor. Both should be team members of the institute of information systems. External supervisors (e.g. of the student's employer) are usually integrated as an additional practical supervisor. In this case there are a supervisor, co-supervisor and a practical supervisor involved in a thesis project. An external co-supervisor can be agreed in exceptional cases only (please check with the administration office of the institute if a personal data sheet is necessary for this person).

>The official editing time is defined on the thesis proposal and may not exceed 22 weeks. A shorter editing time is possible.

>While editing the master thesis a colloquium with the supervisor must be held. The presentation in the colloquium is initiated by the student.

>The dates and deadlines given in this module description are the last possible dates for the adhering presentation and defensio. Thesis submission made after these deadlines are presented at the following date for presentation and defense.

>The registration for the commencement ceremony is handled by the study administration. Dates of the commencement ceremony are given in the menu bar located on the left / topic commencement ceremony

-What is research?
-What is theory?
-Research in Business Process Management and Information Systems
-Research design
-Reviewing the literature
-Qualitative research
-Quantitative research
-Design science research
The module follows an information resource guideline (see contents of the lecture). The lecture is accompanied by supplementary case studies from industry and data privacy (privacy enhancing technologies - PET).
  • Introduction
    • Software engineering process
    • Requirements engineering
    • Object-oriented modeling
    • Overview UML
  • Structural models in UML
    • Class diagrams
    • Package diagrams
  • Behavioral models in UML
    • Use case diagrams
    • Sequence diagrams
    • Activity diagrams
    • State chart
  • GUI modeling
  • Best practices
    • Modeling guidelines and principles
    • Analysis and design patterns
    • Software tools
  • Project tasks
Contemporary Topics of IS-Research.