The book “Digital Project Practice”

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project because we felt that many books about digital innovation and project management are either very theory-heavy, outdated, or just want to ‘sell’ a particular method.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

Book Chapters

Digital Project Practice: Innoavtion and Change Managment
PrefaceDr. Tobias Endress p. 7
Why Projects FailDr. Stephan Meyer p. 10-23
Manage the Perception of Project SuccessDr. Anton Pussep p. 24-36
DIY Agile: How to Re-think Your
Own Method
Beatriz Alzate Richter p. 37-44
Scaling AgileRalf Dickp. 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 InnovationsDr. Tobias Endress p. 89-107
Legal Advice on Innovative Technologies and Business ModelsDr. Marc Nathmannp. 108-142
Time-Management: Why Are Results
“Just in Time” so Hard?
Guenter Jeschke p. 143-162
Team and Project Management ValuesElena Dinmanp. 144-177
Talent Challenges in the Age of
Digitalization and Globalization
Dr. Bernd Thommes p. 178-192
Implementing Change: a Review of International Best PracticesPatric Zeierp. 193-219
Managing Massive Moments of ChangeGirish Ramachandra p. 220-234
Appendix p. 236-244


The authors are project management experts

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 ChandakGroup Product Manager at Walmart eCommerce
Dr. Majid Dadgar Assistant Professor of Business Analytics &
Information Systems at University of San Francisco
Ralf DickFreelance Agile Consultant
Elena DinmanCEO / Founder at Myfreedom IT School
Dr. Tobias EndressFreelance Business Consultant
Günter Jeschke Consultant at 1st solution consulting
Dr. Stephan MeyerConsultant Digital Transformation at
Dr. Marc NathmannLegal 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 RichterSenior Product Owner at Yara Digital Lab
Dr. Bernd ThommesManaging Partner at Antal Germany
Patric ZeierConsultant, Mediator, Coach, Senior Project Manager


The book is available as hardcover, paperback, and ebook.

Digital Project Practice Book.

You can order your book directly from the publisher Tredition in Hamburg (Germany) or The shipping within Germany is free and usually quite fast. The ebook even quicker. 😀

If you want to order a print version for delivery to another country (e.g. Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, UK, US, etc.), it may be quicker and economical to order from Amazon or check with your local bookstore.

Paperback 978-3-347-09722-3
e-Book 978-3-347-09724-7