The research group of Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller at the Department of Computer Science of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is part of the Munich Network Management Team (MNM Team), a group of researchers at LMU, the Munich University of Technology (TUM) and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). Directed jointly by Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller and Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerd Hegering, the MNM Team is one of the internationally leading groups addressing all aspects of the research area "IT management". Since its foundation more than 20 years ago, more than three hundred publications, over thirty Ph.D. theses, and several hundred Master's/Diploma Theses, supervised student projects and development project reports have been published.The fundamental issues driving the research effort of the MNM team revolve around the manageability of networked and grid systems, including adequate management concepts, tools, and IT processes as well as grid middleware development, grid infrastructure operation and resource management. For several years, comprehensive work has been done on architectures for integrated management and on implementations of distributed management solutions for dedicated management areas, e.g., configuration, accounting, and fault management. The work is based on practical experiences and knowledge gained from intensive co-operations with providers of large heterogeneous networks, remote instruments, and software developers in the field of integrated management as well as scientific research in the institutions of the MNM team. The team comprises around 25 researchers, (about 10 of them pursuing their Ph.D. studies), as well as numerous students.