Managing Innovation and Change
The management of digital projects is an activity that requires a high level of professionalism and knowledge of appropriate tools and techniques. Decision-makers and practitioners should be well educated and always informed about new business ideas and have the latest methods in their ‘bag of tricks.’ Still, you might think that there are already many books and courses that aim to address this need. Why read another book in this domain?
We started this book project because we felt that many books about digital innovation and project management are either very theory-heavy, outdated, or just want to ‘sell’ a particular method. We wanted to prepare a book that introduces the methods, but also covers the practical aspect, critically acclaims existing approaches and practices, and shows the limitations. I.e., the book touches appropriate methods as well as human/social aspects. In fact, the human aspect is one of the running themes in this book. It also addresses issues that may not be covered by ‘classical or agile project management literature’. You can regard it as a contribution to the ongoing discussion on business practices and methods. It also aims to nourish and stimulate dialogue in the professional community.
It is a pleasure for the to present to you a truly international book. Authors from almost all around the globe contributed to this book. I want to thank all the contributors for the effort to share their experiences and ideas. The collaboration with all the authors was a great pleasure and very inspiring for me.
In short, this book is about practice, experience, and opinions from experts in the field. I hope you enjoy reading it and that it can help you to reflect on the current practice in your organisation.
With best regards,
Dr. Tobias Endress
Rikitea, 30th June 2020
|Preface||Dr. Tobias Endress||p. 7|
|Why Projects Fail||Dr. Stephan Meyer||p. 10-23|
|Manage the Perception of Project Success||Dr. Anton Pussep||p. 24-36|
|DIY Agile: How to Re-think Your|
|Beatriz Alzate Richter||p. 37-44|
|Scaling Agile||Ralf Dick||p. 45-66|
|Stakeholder Management in an|
|Aditya Chandak||p. 68-77|
|Knowledge Creation by Practitioners|
and Designers: From Tacit to Explicit
|Dr. Majid Dadgar||p. 78-88|
|Ideas and Requirements for Digital Innovations||Dr. Tobias Endress||p. 89-107|
|Legal Advice on Innovative Technologies and Business Models||Dr. Marc Nathmann||p. 108-142|
|Time-Management: Why Are Results|
“Just in Time” so Hard?
|Guenter Jeschke||p. 143-162|
|Team and Project Management Values||Elena Dinman||p. 144-177|
|Talent Challenges in the Age of|
Digitalization and Globalization
|Dr. Bernd Thommes||p. 178-192|
|Implementing Change: a Review of International Best Practices||Patric Zeier||p. 193-219|
|Managing Massive Moments of Change||Girish Ramachandra||p. 220-234|
I’m very delighted to present you a truly international book. We have co-authors from all over the world, and many of them have gained experience in international environments and with heterogeneous teams distributed all around the globe.
Let me introduce them to you:
|Aditya Chandak||Group Product Manager at Walmart eCommerce|
|Dr. Majid Dadgar||Assistant Professor of Business Analytics & |
Information Systems at University of San Francisco
|Ralf Dick||Freelance Agile Consultant|
|Elena Dinman||CEO / Founder at Myfreedom IT School|
|Dr. Tobias Endress||Freelance Business Consultant|
|Günter Jeschke||Consultant at 1st solution consulting|
|Dr. Stephan Meyer||Consultant Digital Transformation at www.denkstelle.com|
|Dr. Marc Nathmann||Legal Counsel and Attorney at Law, ING Germany|
|Dr. Anton Pussep||Project Leader IT at VNR Press|
|Girish Ramachandra||Senior Manager at Wipfli LLP|
|Beatriz Alzate Richter||Senior Product Owner at Yara Digital Lab|
|Dr. Bernd Thommes||Managing Partner at Antal Germany|
|Patric Zeier||Consultant, Mediator, Coach, Senior Project Manager|
The book is available as hardcover, paperback, and ebook.
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