“Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change” (Vol. I)

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project because we felt that many books about digital innovation and project management are either very theory-heavy, outdated, or just want to ‘sell’ a particular method.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