Enterprise Transformation

In this lecture, students develop an understanding of what it means to implement a fundamental change in a company as consequence of the digitalization. For this purpose, the management of both technical and social systems is required.

Further information




Summer term



Qualification goals

The students

  • know the goal and tasks of transformation projects in companies
  • get a basic understanding for typical technical and social challenges of transformation projects
  • are able to place resistance in a company in a theoretical context, asses them and derive recommendations


  • Basics of transformation projects
  • Levels of transformation ad architectures to describe enterprise transformations
  • Influencing factors outside and within the company
  • Describe and design concepts of the transformation management
    • Process models
    • Resistances
    • Theoretical considerations for the description of the resistances
    • Models and methods, experiences
    • Success factors of transformation
  • Implementation controlling


  • Matt, C.; Hess, T.; Benlian, A.: Digital Transformation Strategies. In Business and Information Systems Engineering. Springer, Wiesbaden 2010, S. 339-343
  • Mannsfeld, M.N.: Innovatoren. Individuen im Innovationsmanagement. Wiesbaden 2011. 
  • Hanna, N.K.: Enabling Enterprise Transformation- Business and Grassroots Innovation for the knowledge economy. Springer, New York 2010. 
  • Lauer, T.: Change Management. Grundlagen und Erfolgsfaktoren. Wiesbaden 2011. 
  • Pescher, J.: Change Management. Taxonomie und Erfolgsauswirkungen. Wiesbaden 2010. 
  • Uhl, A.; Gollenia, L. A.: Digital Enterprise Transformation- A Business-Driven Approach to Leveraging Innovative IT. Gower, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4724-4854-5 
  • Rouse, William B.: A Theory to Enterprise Transformation. In Systems Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2005, S. 279-295

Method of assessment

Final exam (usually 90 minutes)