1st Edition

Business Transformation Management Methodology and Business Transformation Essentials: 2-Volume Set

    624 Pages
    by Routledge

    This set brings together two essential books in understanding how to deliver and manage business transformation - A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology and Business Transformation Essentials.

    The Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology providesa '360-degree' view on what business transformation means and how to manage it successfully. Suitable for business executives dealing with organizational change, illustrative case studies ensure this is also a valuable resource for academics interested in change and transformation management.

    Using a variety of case studies including: Allianz SE, Shell, SAP, Vodafone, and Mercedes-Benz, Business Transformation Essentials provides unprecedented insights into characteristics of current transformation programs and the potential that can be leveraged by applying a holistic transformation management approach.


    Axel Uhl is Head of the Business Transformation Academy and a member of the Business Transformation Services Leadership Team within the Services Division of SAP. Dr Uhl is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. Prior to joining SAP, he held senior management positions at Novartis, KPMG, DaimlerChrysler and Allianz. He has a PhD in Economics, and Master degrees in Business Administration, Educational Sciences and Information Technology. Lars Gollenia is Head of the Global Business Transformation Services at SAP and a member of the SAP Services Delivery Executive team. Lars is the co-founder and sponsor of the Business Transformation Academy, a leadership network comprising leading academics and selected executives. He has held positions in the management consulting space. Gollenia is a Graduate in Business Administration from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany and studied economics and international management at Harvard.

    Reviews and endorsements for Business Transformation Management Methodology:

    Reviews and endorsements for Business Transformation Essentials:

    ’There is a very broad range of transformation programs described in this book - covering more than eight different industries and various functions within organizations. The remarkable amount of expertise gathered here makes this work a must read for every transformation practitioner.’

    Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight

    'This case book indeed provides illustrative studies of many different facets of real-life transformation programs. The industry-specific aspects are especially enlightening and enable strategic decision makers as well as managers to gain knowledge from well-documented initiatives.’

    Hans-Peter Wolf, Allianz

    ’The sound analysis of transformation initiatives, as well as descriptions of methodological perspectives presented in this book illustrate very well the breakthroughs and the pitfalls in the metamorphosis of organizations. Through a set of key learnings and recommendations, the authors offer valuable lessons for everyone involved in such complex undertakings.’

    Jörg Staff, Fiducia

    'Many organizations nowadays struggle with the challenge of transforming organizations within global initiatives. This book provides comprehensive experience and practical guidance for successful completion of such endeavors. It is helpful for large as well as medium-sized companies.’

    Dr. Helmut Meitner, Director Corporate IT, Ströer Group