Five Years of IT Management Improvement

Eight Cases from the Master of IT Management


De Mari, G.

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This publication showcases the results of a handful of graduates of the postgraduate Master of IT Management at TU Delft. It presents summaries of eight theses written between 2003 and 2008, selected to provide an excellent picture of the full range of graduation projects. Since all of these theses focus on real-life management problems, they have gone on to influence processes and progress within a range of business environments. This overview therefore not only gives you an insight into an academic program, but also into the IT issues that have helped shape various organizations. In other words, it gives you a flavor of IT management improvement over the last five years. A fundamental question is addressed in this book: “What is the academic value of this work?” Anne Persson, Professor at the University of Skövde, Sweden answers this question, while Udo Groen, executive board-member of ProRail in the Netherlands answers the same question from a business perspective. These two perspectives perfectly mirror the structure of the master program: bringing academic knowledge to business experience and vice versa.


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