HR Information Systems

• Overview and classification of software systems in HR Management (HR information systems and e-HRM-systems), including underlying technologies and architectures • Fundamentals of requirements engineering in the form of concepts, processes, methods and artefacts (e.g. user stories, use-case-diagrams, requirement and functional specification, functional and non-functional software requirements, evaluations) • Procedure models and fundamental principles of software engineering (e.g. waterfall model, agile methods) • Fundamentals of the modelling of software performance (e.g. process modelling with business process modelling language, BPMN) and software design/architecture (e.g. domain- class diagrams of UML and entity-relationship modelling) • Requirements analysis and evaluation for the introduction of HR information systems based on examples and usage scenarios (e.g. with the method of qualitative weight and sum) • Exemplary functional configurations and application of selected HR information systems

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Pohl (2008): Requirements Engineering. Grundlagen, Prinzipien, Techniken. 2. Auflage, dpunkt.verlag. Seidl/Scholz/Huemer/Kappel (2015): UML@ classroom: An introduction to object-oriented modeling. Springer. Strohmeier/Piazza (2015): Human Resource Intelligence und Analytics. Springer. Kavanagh/Johnson (2017): Human resource information systems: Basics, applications, and future directions. Sage Publications.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture (classroom teaching and online), exercises, group work, presentations, tests and quizzes, problem-based learning, case studies

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment and final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Digital HR & angewandtes Arbeitsrecht



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, the students can • explain the possibilities and challenges of the use of information systems in HR Management • classify HR information systems and research and evaluate them in the light of cases of application • explain processes to determine and specify the requirements for information systems and apply them case-relatedly in connection with HR information systems • explain fundamental concepts and processes of software engineering • explain and apply selected techniques for the modelling of software performance and software design/architecture • configure and use selected HR information systems in connection with cases of application

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