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This book provides hands-on insights and encourages readers to challenge existing methods and processes.

The management of digital projects requires professional and state-of-the-art methods, tools, and techniques. In this book, the authors pass on practical approaches from their experiences in the field.

The authors also critically acclaim existing methods and discuss their limitations. In particular, the book covers the following topics:

- Methods and Best Practices;

- Tools and Techniques;

- Soft Skills, Team Dynamics, and Human Resources.

Thirteen international subject matter experts contributed to this book. The objective is two-fold. First, the authors aim to further the discussion on business practices and methods. Second, the authors aim to stimulate the professional community. Senior professionals can benchmark their activities, while junior professionals can apply proven methods from this book.

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"Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change is a work of non-fiction in the business and project management sub-genres, and it was edited by author and Dr. Tobias Endress. It contains the work of thirteen experts, including Aditya Chandak, Dr. Majid Dadgar, Ralf Dick, Elena Dinman, and Günter Jeschke, to name but a few. Focusing specifically on business practices and current methods, the book explores best practices which really do work and are considered as standard, but also new ideas that provide forward-thinking progress and dynamic growth, as well as equipping business practitioners at all levels with the tools to use them in their own daily lives.

Editor Dr. Tobias Endress brings together an excellent body of work in this insightful and invaluable guide to critical thinking around business practices. One of the things that readers will find most useful about the work is the fact that any level of professional can access it, whether it be to check their progress against expert opinion or to learn what the pros and cons of different approaches are before making the leap themselves. Although each author writes in a very different style, the work is edited to a high standard to ensure clarity and accessibility for all, and the topics are well organized to offer fresh perspectives and not repeat similar ideas too near to one another. Overall, I would consider Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change essential reading for anyone aspiring to work or currently working in business: an excellent collection of well-considered thoughts."

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

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Dr. Tobias Endress works as business consultant. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in digital project business and innovation management. His former roles include project manager, product owner and business analyst.

He has completed a professional training for banking, graduated in Computer Science and Business Administration at VWA Frankfurt/Main, in Business Economics at Avans+ in Bereda (NL). He got a Master’s Degree in Leadership in Digital Communication at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin), as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham (UK). He is a fellow of the EuroMed Academy of Business.

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I am a PMP and PRINCE2 certified project manager. In more than ten years of professional experience I have been managing multiple projects and programs in different industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing and publishing. In my projects, I apply traditional as well as agile methodologies. I have a joint degree in Economics and Computer Science as well as a Doctorate in Information Systems from Technische Universität Darmstadt (DE).

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Dr. Marc Nathmann ist Legal Counsel und Syndikusrechtsanwalt mit Schwerpunkt Bankenaufsicht und Zahlungsverkehr. Er ist nebenberuflicher Lehrbeauftragter und lehrt auf dem Gebiet des Öffentlichen Rechts, insbesondere Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht. Zuvor war er von 2013 bis 2014 Rechtsanwalt bei KPMG. Von 2017 bis 2019 promovierte er an der TU Chemnitz. Nach seinem Jurastudium an der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität zu Münster folgte ein Ergänzungsstudium an der DHV Speyer sowie eine Zusatzausbildung im japanischen Recht an der Doshisha Law School, Kyoto. Er forscht zu Fragestellungen rund um die rechtlichen Implikationen von innovativen Geschäftsmodellen und veröffentlicht regelmäßig Fachaufsätze.

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Dr. Bernd Thommes studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Coventry University, UK. Dr. Thommes wrote his diploma thesis at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. He holds an MBA from the École des Ponts Business School, France, and a DBA from the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

He worked in various technical positions in Germany, France, the USA and South Korea. Dr. Mr. Thommes has held various C-level executive positions in multinational corporations in the areas of metal production and processing, manufacturing and supply chain, automotive and parts manufacturing, additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy, as well as senior organizations in the US, UK, France, Belgium, India, Sweden and Germany.

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Bea graduated as a product designer from the Pontificia Bolivariana University in Medellin, Colombia and got a master’s degree in Leadership in Digital Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany. She has about 15 years of professional experience playing different roles in software development like usability researcher, UI/UX designer, concepter, requirements engineer, and project & product manager, and has been working with quite diverse and international teams in the last years. She works as a product manager in software development for digital farming with a focus on sustainable products and teams.

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Ralf Dick arbeitet seit über 20 Jahren als freiberuflicher Consultant und hat zahlreiche IT Projekte als Software Developer, Architekt, Requirements Engineer und Business Analyst erfolgreich umgesetzt.

In den letzten Jahren hat sich sein Fokus immer mehr in den Bereich agiler Wertschöpfung und Vorgehensmodelle (Scrum, Kanban) verlagert. Er arbeitet in agilen Projekten als Development Lead, Product Owner und Scrum Master. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt der Agilität auf Unternehmensebene und den damit verbundenen Herausforderungen agiler Skalierung: Agile Skalierungsframeworks (SAFe, LeSS, Scrum@Scale), Lean Management, Agile Leadership.

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***** Dr. Stephan Meyer erwirtschaftete für seine Kunden zusätzliche Gewinne in Millionenhöhe durch die Verbesserung ihrer Dienstleistungen. *****

Dr. Stephan Meyer berät sowohl internationale Großunternehmen als auch Familienbetriebe. Stephan Meyer studierte Wirtschaftspsychologie und Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der RWTH Aachen. Seinen Doktortitel erwarb er an der University of Gloucestershire in England. Das Thema seiner Dissertation in Betriebswirtschaft ist das Schlachten heiliger Kühe in Organisationen. Was tun Sie gegen die heiligen Kühe in Ihrer Organisation?

 
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