Elements and practices of managing digital transformation projects to support Business Agility

a systematic review of the literature





business agility, digital transformation projects, project management, digital technologies


Objective of the study: to present the elements and practices of Digital Transformation project management capable of supporting the Business Agility process in organizations.

Methodology: Systematic Literature Review of 112 articles in the academic databases Scopus and Web of Science.

Originality/relevance: transitioning from traditional to digital means can take organizations to a new level of efficiency, with the incorporation of Business Agility, supported by the management of Digital Transformation projects.

Main results: the results identified five categories that contribute to the relationship between Digital Transformation projects and Business Agility: Operational Impact, Digital Technologies, Organizational Agility, Project Management, and Business Processes.

Theoretical/methodological contributions:  the results obtained from the systematic literature review confronted with empirical research will allow to advance the discussions on Digital Transformation and Business Agility.

Contributions to society: organizations mainly seek to position employees as protagonists of the change arising from Digital Transformation and Business Agility. Another practical contribution is the relevance of leadership in managing Digital Transformation projects, which must be close and participative with the project teams.


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Author Biographies

Geovane Soares Galvão Junior, Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE / São Paulo, SP

MSc. in Project Management. Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE / São Paulo, SP – Brazil

Renato Penha, Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE / São Paulo, SP

PhD in Administration. Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE / São Paulo, SP. Brazil

Vanessa Nunes de Sousa Alencar Vasconcelos, State University of Piauí – UFPI / Piauí, PI

PhD in Administration. State University of Piauí – UFPI / Piauí, PI – Brazil

Luciano Ferreira da Silva, Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE / São Paulo, SP

PhD in Administration and Professor of the Master's and Professional Doctorate Program in Project Management at Universidade Nove de Julho / São Paulo, SP - Brazi.

Marcelo Luiz do Amaral Gonçalves, Institute of Technology and Leadership – INTELI / São Paulo, SP

Advisor Professor at the Institute of Technology and Leadership (Inteli)


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Soares Galvão Junior, G., Penha, R., Nunes de Sousa Alencar Vasconcelos, V., Ferreira da Silva, L., & do Amaral Gonçalves, M. L. (2024). Elements and practices of managing digital transformation projects to support Business Agility: a systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Innovation, 12(1), e26374. https://doi.org/10.5585/2024.26374