Change Capability of IT Systems of Producing Companies

Theme Digitalisation
Project title Change Capability of IT Systems of Producing Companies (VIper)
Project duration 01.09.2023 – 30.08.2025
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The goal of this research project is to enable manufacturing companies to independently evaluate and design the changeability of their IT systems. Manufacturing companies face the challenge of working efficiently and adapting to changing environmental conditions. Information systems play an important role in this – but companies often encounter problems with the performance and adaptability of these systems.

This research project aims to improve the ability of IT systems to change by taking a holistic view of the socio-technical information system. The goal is to enable companies to independently adapt their IT systems to changing requirements.

In order to support companies in assessing and designing the change capability of their IT systems, a guideline and a web-based self-assessment are being developed in the research project. In the future, this will provide companies with a user-friendly and freely accessible application for continuously assessing and designing the changeability of IT systems in order processing.


The IGF project 23099 N / 2 of FIR (Institute for Industrial Management) at RWTH Aachen University is funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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