Digital Project Practice



Book Title:     Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change
Author:  Multiple Authors, Dr. Tobias Endress (Editor)
Publisher (Verlag + Druck):  tradition GmBH
List Price:   $45.99 (Hardcover), $15.65 (Kindle)
Format:  eBook, 244 pages
Publication Date:  July 2020
ISBN: 978-3-347-09723-0; eBook 978-3-347-09724-7
Reviewer:  Lakshmi Subramanian
Review Date: December 2020




Digital Project Practice, Managing Innovation and Change” is an anthology of best practices, experience and opinions from experts, in the fairly young field of Digital Project Management. The book sets itself apart by focusing on the actual practice and use of tools and methods with an emphasis on human/social aspects. The book aims to educate decision-makers and practitioners to be well-informed of valuable tools and techniques that be put to practical use. The authors of the chapters are from different parts of the world, with impressive ideas and accomplishments, making this book truly international.

Overview of Book’s Structure

There are 13 chapters contributed by different authors and divided into 3 logical sections. The layout is consistent where every chapter has an Abstract at the start and a Summary and Reference section at the end. These are the sections and chapters within each section –

Methods and Best Practice

  1. Why Projects Fail by Dr. Stephen Meyer
  2. Manage the Perception of Project Success by Dr.Anton Pussep
  3. DIY Agile: How to Re-think Your Own Method by Beatriz Alzate Richter
  4. Scaling Agile by Ralf Dick

Tools and Techniques

  1. Stakeholder Management in an Enterprise by Aditya Chandak
  2. Knowledge Creation by Practitioners and Designers by Dr. Majid Dadgar
  3. Ideas and Requirements for Digital Innovations by Dr. Tobias Endress
  4. Legal Advice on Innovative Technologies and Business Models by Dr. Marc Nathmann
  5. Time-Management by Günter Jeschke

Culture, Soft Skills and Human Resources

  1. Team and Project Management Values by Elena Dinman
  2. Talent Challenges in the Age of Digitalisation and Globalisation by Dr. Bernd Thommes
  3. Implementing Change by Patric Zeier
  4. Managing Massive Moments of Change by Girish Ramachandra

Though they are independent chapters, there seems to be a logical flow to the arrangement. For instance in the first section the topic on why Projects are considered as failures is followed by how to manage the perception of the project and also DIY Agile and Scaling Agile are discussed right after, which builds a holistic case. The choice of topics covered is commendable. The chapters provide great information from a practice standpoint and also foray into advanced discussion with ease.


The book is cleverly organized as 3 logical sections – Methods and Practices, Tools and Techniques, and Culture, Soft Skills and Human Resources.

The first section starts by first addressing common perceptions about a Project’s Success and how certain project parameters over and above the classical baselines, can be used to measure the success of a Project…


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How to cite this book review: Subramanian, L. (2021). Digital Project Practice: Managing Innovation and Change’ book review, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue I, January.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/pmwj101-Jan2021-Subramanian-digital-project-practice-Book-Review.pdf



About the Reviewer

Lakshmi Subramanian

Melbourne, Florida, USA


Lakshmi Subramanian, PMP, has over 18 years of varied and valuable experience serving in the IT and IT Enabled Services industry. She is a certified Green Belt (Verizon Lean Six Sigma) and has a Bachelors in Commerce (Accounting), Masters degree in Computer Applications and Diploma in Business Management and is a proud member of the Spacecoast PMI Chapter (former chapter member of PMI Dallas and PMI Los Angeles). Lakshmi is currently working for Verizon as an IT Project Manager. She lives in Melbourne, FL with her husband and daughter. Lakshmi can be contacted at slakshmi1505@gmail.com


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