Marc Brandis: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Name||Dr. Marc Brandis|
|252-0820-00L||Case Studies from Practice||4 credits||2V + 1U||M. Brandis|
|Abstract||The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of "real-life" computer science challenges in business settings and teach them how to address these.|
|Objective||By using case studies that are based on actual IT projects, students will learn how to deal with complex, not straightforward problems. It will help them to apply their theoretical Computer Science background in practice and will teach them fundamental principles of IT management and challenges with IT in practice.|
A particular focus is to make the often imprecise and fuzzy problems in practice accessible to factual analysis and reasoning, and to challenge "common wisdom" and hearsay.
|Content||The course consists of multiple lectures on methods to systematically analyze problems in a business setting and communicate about them as well as IT management and IT economics, presented by the lecturer, and a number of case studies provided by guest lecturers from either IT companies or IT departments of a diverse range of companies. Students will obtain insights into both established and startup companies, small and big, and different industries.|
Presenting companies have included avaloq, Accenture, AdNovum, Bank Julius Bär, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, HP, Hotelcard, IBM Research, McKinsey & Company, Open Web Technology, SAP Research, Selfnation, SIX Group, Teralytics, 28msec, Zühlke and dormakaba, and Marc Brandis Strategic Consulting. The participating companies in spring 2017 will be announced at course start.