IT Governance in Bavaria

Initial Situation

Businesses as well as public administration are currently facing challenges such as promoting agility and strengthening IT alignment for heterogeneous business units and departments. At the same time, they are supposed to enable a more flexible design of business and administration processes. IT applications in the public sector are facing specific requirements:

  • Complex decision processes among parts of the organization which are difficult to manage
  • Highly separate application landscapes
  • Strong security requirements
  • Large and diverse user groups (employees, politicians, businesses, citizens) 

Project Aim

The project aims at developing and prototyping concepts for an integrated enterprise architecture management for the Bavarian administration. To do so the project focuses on three topic areas:

  1. Support at updating the IT strategy of the federal state of Bavaria
  2. Concepts for an integrated enterprise architecture management
  3. Concepts for organization and management of IT projects in a federal environment


The realization of the project aims is structured in the following phases:

  • Analysis of requirements concerning the IT strategy update as well as the E-Government infrastructure in the Bavarian administration.
  • Detailed design for the Bavarian IT Strategy as well as for the concepts for enterprise architecture management and project management.
  • Transfer of the concepts into practical application and evaluation.

Work Packages:

The chair for information systems mainly focuses on the following work packages:

  • Requirement analysis: Designing and conducting interviews for eliciting the requirements for an update of the IT strategy as well as concerning the expectations and prerequisites for an integrated enterprise architecture management. Designing and conducting IT strategy workshops together with representatives of the CIO office.
  • Draft and detailed design of sections on E-Government, IT security, enterprise architecture management and innovation management as well as general overview for IT strategy update.
  • Draft and detailed design of concept for enterprise architecture management based on use cases.
  • Project management.


As a result, the project provides concepts for enterprise architecture management and project management in the public administration. Based on such an enterprise architecture management the transparency and manageability of an application landscape can be improved significantly. Systematic project management improves the quality of future IT projects and helps to reduce risks and errors.


Scientific Partners

Technische Universität München, Chair for Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Krcmar)
Technische Universität München, Chair for Software & Systems Engineering (Prof. Dr. Broy)
fortiss, research Institute TU München

Research Funding

Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Finanzen für Landesentwicklung und Heimat


Dr. Petra Wolf