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Management 4.0 - Handbook for Agile Practices, Release 2

Das Release 2 des Handbuches der GPM Fachgruppe Agile Management ist im März 2018 erschienen, mit folgenden neuen Kapiteln:

  • Principles of Agile Leadership 4.0
  • Agile Leadership 4.0 - Digital Network Intelligence
  • Reference Model Agile Organizations
  • Agile PMO 4.0


Management 4.0 - Handbook for Agile Practices: A Minimal Viable Product

One of the most important agile principles is to get feedback from customers as quickly as possible!

The book is not yet finished, and we still have enough material remaining for further releases – there is so much more to write and say. So much so, that it would be easy to keep working on the book for an infinite amount of time.

However, we believe that this release – contains enough to be of value for you as reader. Your feedback is of great importance to us – it will help us to improve quickly!

We have created a product backlog in the book, which contains the topics we have planned for the next release of the handbook. We intend to change the content and priorities of the topics depending on the feedback we receive from you.

So feel free - after reading the book – to discuss your ideas with us. You can contact us at: agile-management(at)





Management 4.0 - Handook for Agile Practices, Release 1

Handbook for Agile Practices

Who should read this Book?

This book is written for anyone who is interested in agility or needs to be agile. It is for those who seek deeper knowledge about what keeps the agile world together. You can read it from the perspective of a top manager or decision maker who feels the urge to be more agile. But you can also take the book and just follow it from the perspective of a user.

What do you get?

  • A systemic picture of agility – to enable you to analyze your system (your team, your department, your company or your business network) and identify fields of agile application and the specific need for agility.
  • The ingredients of an agile mind-set – this allows you to transform your organization and develop an agile culture for your organization.
  • The theoretical foundation of agile principles – so that you can really understand and assess the value of all the expert ideas for you and your organization. You will get the necessary skills to tailor organization specific agile frameworks without losing essential ingredients.
  • Input for your own reflections – you will be capable of innovating agility and be ahead of the main stream.


The Principles behind the Book?

We illustrate the big picture of the concept of the book by roughly outlining the content of Release 1:


In Part I FOUNDATION we start with an outline of one of the main drivers of complexity, the megatrend “digitization” followed by short reasoning of the name “Management 4.0” for this book.

We then go on to explain the basic principles of Management 4.0:

  • the key principles of an agile mind-set and the link to Management 4.0
  • the relationship of agility and complexity
  • the “definition” of hybrid (project) management
  • the basics of self-organization
  • the key principles of the agile frameworks Scrum and Kanban from the perspective of Management 4.0
  • the relationship between cybernetics and agility and derive guidelines for the design of agile and fluid organizations
  • the relationship to lean management and the IPMA project excellence model ICB 4.0



In Part II BECOME AGILE AND STAY AGILE we start with the chapter “Agile Radar”, which gives a description of a tool that can be used to explore organizational agility needs, capabilities and potentials.

With the help of the “Agile Radar” we

  • provide the reader with an agility assessment of their organization
  • explain which agile methods and enablers to use, and when and how
  • show (the first) blueprints for agile transformation (in Release 2, see above)


We then describe the impact of agile working on human resource issues.

We outline the “Reliable and Ultimate Scrum” agile frameworks as examples of how agile principles can be applied, and give input to the discussion on agility and fixed price contracts.

In the chapter “Agile Scaling”, we outline the Scaled Agile Framework SAFe and the Critical Chain Project Management method.


Part III AGILE MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE is devoted to practical examples of Management 4.0.



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