Change is inevitable to improve and stay ahead of competition, both in terms of innovative products and people. But managing transformations is not easy. Our experiences show that around half of all change projects actually fail to deliver results. Most technical and organizational improvement initiatives fail because insufficient attention is given to organizational change management and active support during the changes. Management commitment, leadership and direct participation are important success factors for implementing change in an organization. Learn with our training "Change Management" how to successfully implement change and transformation projects.

This training introduces to the concepts of organizational change management and concisely describes the cost, the benefits and the duration of such a change project in an enterprise. We systematically approach the following three rules to successfully and sustainably implement changes.

Content and Agenda

  • Goal orientation
  • Benchmarking and industry best practices
  • Project management and success factors
  • Change management: Kotter, Vector Change Coach etc.
  • Improvement models: CMMI, SPICE, Six Sigma, Lean Development etc.
  • Cost and benefits, ROI calculation
  • Concrete case studies from Vector change projects: Reorganisation, Introducing a new technology, Agile and Lean transformation, Post-Merger integration

1) Approach change in a sufficiently large context. Small changes might at first glance seem easier to implement, but they will not attract employees. Change needs a strong vision, which emotionally attracts people and encourages them to join the effort. Small changes do not appeal and will not convince people to put energy into it. They immediately feel that it is not thought through, and will not last. Embed change, technically and organizationally, in an increasingly corporate context. Design and communicate the change as a whole. Divide it into increments – as we practice in agile development.

2) Implement changes in short cycles. Improvements need to deliver concrete value within three to six months for practical use. Use appropriate techniques to deliver value, such as Kotter framework, CMMI, Scrum or Lean. Measure your development with performance indicators, such as cycle time, rework, or budget and time deviations, and evaluate where you need to improve. Target with a specific change a concrete improvement result. Connect pilots and roll-out to your overall product plans so that improvements will be tangible in daily life.

3) Professionally manage change. Change requires strong leadership and intensive change management in order to attract people and sustainably change the culture. Use the experiences and the impact of a partner, as a constant reminder and change advocate. His core competence is to streamline processes and deliver lasting change, whereas the core competence of our company is developing and producing of electronic systems. Often change projects are handled in parallel to the entire daily load, and soon people feel overwhelmed on all ranks. Entrust operational expertise for change to an external partner who has the experience and who is committed to deliver.

This training will be tailored to your enterprise and your needs. We will focus on those things, which are necessary for the participants, while ensuring a solid and systematic approach with state of the practice change methodology.

Customer Reference

"Thank you very much for sharing your precious experience with this training program."

- Zerong Yu, Robert Bosch Japan

"High practical orientation, concrete personalized action list throughout the entire seminar."

- T. Strauch, Siemens

Inhouse Formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management.

Target Audience

This training targets professionals and executives in engineering and IT, requirements engineers, product managers, marketing and sales personnel, program managers, project managers, buyers, system and software engineers, analysts, consultants, quality managers from companies of all industries and sizes.

About our Trainer

Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Before he had been working for ten years in global senior management positions. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of several of industry boards, he is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and at Sorbonne in Paris. He authored several books including the most recent “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley. For many years he has been serving on the editorial Board of the prestigious "IEEE Software" journal. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.


Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF and also our Wiley book on Global Software and IT with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and a quality lunch in our spectacular Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying certificate for this intensive training.

Ask for our reductions as of 3 participants of the same company.