The Template-based management (TBM) approach has been used since 2003 across the world in diverse contexts. It has evolved hand-in-hand with the evolution of business: Agile, Blueprints, Canvas, Design Thinking, or Kanban are only few of the many current concepts based on the approach. This book expands and upgrades the author's 2003 book 'Template-driven Consulting' (Springer) by tracing this evolution and offering the current state-of-the-art to practitioners.
TBM combines structure and method: pre-structuring diverse processes, it helps to present complex activities and procedures in a simple, clear, and transparent manner and then implement them. The use of TBM ranges from conception or creative work in agencies to designing organizations and strategies, planning and monitoring initiatives and projects, to innovation management and optimizing cost structures, processes, or entire departments and divisions. The book also demonstrates how successful organizations use TBM to methodically and structurally apply the internal know-how in a cost and time-optimal way for attaining sustainable business success. Readers will learn to apply and use TBM, identify its importance, and benefit from a variety of case studies that illustrate the application and use for the entire business and management practice.
Uwe Seebacher, Ph.D. in economics and business administration, is an executive advisor and has more than 25 years of top management experience as a consultant, entrepreneur, investor and manager. Uwe Seebacher is internationally known for his innovative Template-based Management (TMB) approach, first published in 2003. TBM can be used for any entrepreneurial project - with the TMB approach Uwe Seebacher was also able to open up the predictive intelligence topic of this book. He is also a lecturer at many recognized business schools and universities (such as FHWien der WKW in Austria), and has authored articles and books for many leading management publishing houses, for example, Predictive Intelligence for Data-Driven Managers (Springer), B2B Marketing (Springer), Strategic Workforce Management (Harvard Business Manager), Handbook of Management Development (USP International), and Management Development (Linde Campus).
Template-driven Management: An Introduction.- On the Urgency of Management Reorientation.- The Changing Business Environment.- The Learning Dimension of TBM.- The Process Perspective of TBM.- The Tool Dimension of TBM.- The TBM Skills Triad.- TBM In Innovation Management - The Elastogran Showcase.- TBM In Process Reengineering The Deloitte Case.- TBM in Organizational Development The Allianz Case Study.- TBM for A B2B Marketing Department A Lean Management Success Story.- TBM for Predictive Intelligence An SME Blueprint Showcase.- What are the TBM benefits.- Closing.- Further Reading.