About the project
ProDiT-Projects for the Digital Transformation
The way people work and live is changing due to two significant trends: the digital era and the organisational shift towards projects. We live in a projectised and digitalised world. The adaptation of organisations (e.g. companies, but also universities), processes, and technologies is forcing a change process with a tremendous pace on people, companies and nations. Digital transformation is one of the major challenges for companies, society and education. Consequently, it requires new forms of management. In order to cope with disruptive elements and jump innovations, projects have proven to be a good tool and a major organisational pattern for digital transformation. The Knowledge Alliance "Projects for the Digital Transformation - ProDiT" is building a community, training and knowledge cluster of universities, companies and other partners that will provide the required competences for project management for digital transformation. The consortium is focusing on a common competency model for digital transformation, a maturity model for organisational development and a sustainability canvas which allows the project to achieve the intended impact. Relevant (agile) project management methodology is compiled and refined. Other relevant aspects are the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary competences that are indispensable in a project. To facilitate the educational efforts, the higher education concept of a cross-border virtual Master and PhD School will be linked to the corporate training programmes of enterprises.
In order to manage digital transformation with projects, the following issues and research questions need to be addressed:
- What are the relevant competences for “Managing the Digital Transformation” (MDT)? And how can we reflect their dynamic change and their complexity?
- How do organisations need to be transformed to be able to cope with the digital change? How can we assess their maturity?
- How can we deal with the fast growth of knowledge in our projects and organisations?
- How do we keep the impact of transformation in mind? How do we guarantee sustainability?
The Knowledge Alliance ProDiT delivers three core outcomes to address these issues:
- First, it develops frameworks and standards that enable the definition of training needs and educational gaps. This is done by the definition of a competency model for digital transformation (CMDT), a digital transformation maturity model (DTMM) for organisations and projects, and a Digital Sustainability Canvas.
- Second, it creates the learning materials that support lecturers and trainers to develop educational programmes. These programmes fulfil the need of students and professionals to develop their competences.
- Third, the development with a co-production approach of industry and academia in open communities of practice (OpenCoPs) serves the need for learning materials and courses with a very high relevance and fit to the professional field.
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Knowledge Alliances for higher education
Project Reference: 621745-EPP-1-2020-1-DE-EPPKA2-KA
Cooperation / project partners
- Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany (Project management)
- Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Kaunas, Lithuania
- KU Leuven, Belgium
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
- University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain
- Absolem Engineers NV, Belgium
- AgLa4D, Spain
- adesso SE, Germany
- IHOBE, Spain
- INDEFORM, Lithuania
- International Project Management Association (IPMA), AEIPRO, Spain
- MAINSTRAT, Spain
- mpool, Germany
- Public Institution Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Kaunas STP), Lithuania
- ruhrvalley Cluster e.V., Germany
- Siemens, Belgium
- Smart Mechatronics, Germany
- SOFTNETA, Lithuania
- SOKwadraat, Belgium
- Stichting Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CeTIM), the Netherlands
- UNITY, Germany