The aim of the IT Management department (ITM) is to improve how software development work is managed. The department researches software development methods, human judgment and decision making in software development contexts, benefits management, cost estimation, risk and uncertainty management, use of contracts, and models for user involvement. The primary research approach is empirical, including controlled experiments, observational studies, case studies, and surveys.
The department’s primary goal is to discover important relationships and connections related to the management of software development work and use this to contribute to substantial improvement in software development processes and products. For this purpose, we work in close collaboration with industry partners in most of our research. We emphasize the transfer of new and useful knowledge to the industry by publishing and presenting not only in academic venues but also at industry venues.
The IT Management Department runs Hovedstadsområdets nettverk for IT-styring og ledelse (HIT-Nettverket), which is a network to increase competence through sharing experiences in IT management. The network consists of research institutes, IT companies, consulting companies, public stakeholders, and clients with interest in IT management. The themes focus both on the client and the supplier perspective, in addition to strategic, administrative, and project-related challenges. Read more about HIT here.
In addition, the department is in charge of the EDOS center (Effective Organization of Public Sector). This center is funded by the Ministry of Local Government and Modernization and was created in 2020. EDOS conducts surveys and analyzes information on digitalization in the public sector. The research aims to provide knowledge about what leads to successful digitalization in the public sector and to disseminate knowledge that leads to higher efficiency and more value creation. Read more about EDOS here.