since 2004

   I am supporting companies in national and international projects to realize their ideas and projects within the planned time, scope and budget. Benefit from broad projectchange and interim managementexperience in Germany and in other EU countries for your projects. In the explanatory video you will find a short summary of what these roles are.

Customers' satisfaction 
is our benchmark

Professionalism, flexibility And reliability

These are important cornerstones of successful cooperation. My cooperation with network partners permits not only access to "state-of-the-art" methods but also goal-oriented and competent project management from a single source - whether as "temporary staff", as a consultant for conceptual development work or for implementing the derived measures.  

Our memberships allow us to exchange ideas and experience on professional as well as entrepreneurial issues. We get involved and play an active part - so that we and our partners will be competent partners for you. Now and in the future. In addition, we regularly publish the contents of our work in articles and discuss them as impulses for specialist conferences.  

Michael Risch
Business Consultant

Telephone +49 711 327 54 25 

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Project Management

Projects usually have a strong IT connection - not just since digitization has become a megatrend.

Focus areas of my work as PMI certified Project Management Professionals® are:

- Organizational analysis and process optimization
- Project management and development of management structures for major projects and programs, e.g.   

  • Functional specification as well as (IT) employee and service provider management in software development projects
  • Planning, implementation/customizing and introduction of standard hardware and software projects
  • Specification and introduction of management and business intelligence systems
  • Consulting in software and service provider selection
  • Change and stakeholder management in international carve-outs and outsourcing projects
  • Strategic realignment of IT (infrastructure virtualization, digitization strategies)  

We bundle the necessary internal and external competencies and coordinate people, exchange and deadlines.
So you achieve your goals "in time, in scope, in budget" – without impairment of your day-to-day business.  

Change Management

In a rapidly evolving world, companies can improve their market opportunities by effectively coordinating rapid, tactical moves and building effective ecosystems with customers and partners.

This openness and agility will only be achieved if the employees fully engage with all their abilities: initiative, reliability, creativity, expertise, experience and communicative competence.
Important basic rules of successful change processes are therefore:

  • Consistency through strategic-systematic approach
  • Transparency and orientation through a common process framework
  • Appreciation through communication and direct participation of those affected
  • Credibility: trust as a result of consistent communication and "fairness"  

As external change agents, we use the expertise available in the functional departments of our customers to form temporary project teams for the transformation process. The instruments we use on a case-by-case basis support the analysis of the status quo and the deduction of change objectives by vivid visualization. This significantly facilitates discussion and communication about change.

Interim Management

  Experience shows that an Interim Manager becomes fully efficient within 14 days whereas permanent managers are granted 100 days for first results.

Interim Manager are not only involved as „consulting“sparrings partner or coaches in problem analysis and/or concept design, but are supporting operations and implementation in line functions as temporary team, department or division lead. Therefore, interim managers can help you in critical situations as well as in emergencies of staff shortages. On average, our assignment lasts from six to twelve months, but is flexible to be extended on demand.  

As quality-assured Interim Managers we are engaged on the basis of our professional and methodical competence. For example, we work in the following roles and functions:

Result: Captain and crew stay on bord, the pilot supports the team with his specific knowledge and then disembarks; merits and achievements stay with the team.  

We have summarized the most important arguments and advantages of an Interim Collaboration in an one-page presentation.  


   Here is a short explanation of my consulting concept:


Michael Risch Business Consulting
Curiestr. 2
D-70563 Stuttgart
- Germany - 

VAT-IdNo.: 95477/03705 


Responsible according to §6 MDStV:
Michael Risch, lic. oec. publ. 
Curiestr. 2 
D-70563 Stuttgart 
- Germany -

Telephone +49 711 327 54 25 
Telefax +49 711 327 54 26

  • Privacy Policy

    Name and contact of the responsible person according to article 4 paragraph 7 DSGVO (German GDPR)
    Company: Michael Risch Business Consulting
    Address: Curiestr. 2, D-70563 Stuttgart
    Telephone: +49 711 327 54 25

    May 2018

    We are very pleased about your interest in our company. A use of our internet pages is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if an affected person wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (German DS-GVO) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (German BDSG). By means of this privacy policy we would like to inform the public about the nature, extent and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy. We have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

    Our privacy policy is based on the translation of terms used in the German DS-GVO. Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

    We use the following terms in this privacy policy, including but not limited to:
    Personal data
    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

    Affected person
    Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

    Processing means any process or series of operations performed with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, disclosure by submission, dissemination or other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

    Restriction of processing
    Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

    Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to techsnical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

    The responsible or responsible for the processing
    The responsible or responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or the law of the Member States, the responsible or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided by European Union or national law.

    The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, agency or other entity to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under European Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered to be recipients; the processing of such data by the mentioned authorities shall be in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

    Third Party
    Third Party is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data.

    Consent is any voluntarily given and unambiguously expressed statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject for the particular case, by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of his/her personal data.

    File system
    File system is any structured collection of personal data that is accessible by specific criteria, regardless of whether the collection is centralized, decentralized or organized according to functional or geographical considerations.

    Legality of processing
    The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for processing. The legal basis for the processing may be in particular (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. a - f of German DSGVO):

    a. The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes;

    b. the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract with the data subject as a party or for the execution of pre-contractual measures which are performed on request of the data subject;

    c. the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation of the responsible;

    d. the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person;

    e. the processing is necessary for the execution of a task which is in the public interest or in exercise of public authority delegated to the controller;

    f. processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject requiring personal data protection prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.

    Information about the collection of personal data

    • Below we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is e.g. Name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

    • When contacting us by e-mail, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data in this connection after the storage is no longer required, or the processing is restricted, if legal storage obligations exist.

    Collection of personal data when visiting our website
    If you look at our website, the following data is collected by our provider, because they are technically necessary to show you our website as well as to ensure the stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 in German DS-GVO):

    • IP-Address
    • Date and time of request
    • Access status / HTTP status code
    • respective transferred amount of data
    • Website from which the request comes
    • content of the request (concrete page)
    • browser, version and language used
    • Operating system

    The IP addresses are stored anonymously. For this, the last three digits are removed, i. becomes 127.0.0. *. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymized IP addresses are kept for 60 days. Information about the directory protection user used will be anonymized after one day.

    Use of von Cookies
    In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and that provide certain information to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall Internet offer more user-friendly and effective.

    This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:

    • Transient cookies
    Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

    • Persistent cookies
    Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

    The following cookies are used on this website:
    On these websites external fonts, Google fonts are used. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This will transmit to the server, which of our websites you have visited. Also, the IP address of the website visitor’s browser device is stored by Google. For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy, which can be accessed here:

    (1) Revocation of consent
    If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

    To exercise of the right of withdrawal, you can always contact us.

    (2) Right to confirmation
    You have the right to ask the responsible person for confirmation that we are processing personal data concerning you. You can request confirmation at any time using the contact details above.

    (3) Right to information
    If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and the following information any time:

    • the processing purposes;
    • the categories of personal data being processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations;
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
    • the right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, or restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the source of the data;
    • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) in German DS-GVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

    If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the German DS-GVO in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is being processing. For any additional copies you request as a person, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If the application is submitted electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy according to paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    (4) Right to rectification
    You have the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary statement.

    (5) Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten")
    You have the right to request that the responsible promptly deletes your personal data respectively and we are obliged to delete personal data promptly if one of the following applies:
    • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) of German DS-GVO and lacks an alternative legal basis for processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing based on Article 21 (1) of German DS-GVO and there are no higher-level legitimate grounds for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing based on Article 21 (2) of German DS-GVO.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States to which the responsible is liable.
    • The personal data were collected with regard to information society services offered according to Article 8 (1) of German DS-GVO.
    If the responsible has made the personal data publicly available and is required to erase it in accordance with paragraph 1, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical ones, to inform responsibles who process the personal data that an affected person has requested to delete all links to his/her personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.

    The right to cancel ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if the processing is required:
    • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
    • to fulfill a legal obligation which requires processing under the law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the responsibe is liable or for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller;
    • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health according to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) of German DS-GVO;
    • for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes under Article 89 (1) of German DS-GVO, to the extent that the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
    • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    (6) Right to limit processing
    You have the right to request that we limit the processing of your personal data if any of the following conditions apply:
    • the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period allowing the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
    • the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the limited use of personal data;
    • the controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
    • the data subject has filed an objection to the processing according to Article 21 (1) of German DS-GVO, as long as it is not certain that the responsible’s reasons prevail over those of the person concerned.
    If the processing has been limited in accordance with the above-mentioned conditions, these personal data will only be stored with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

    In order to exercise the right to limit processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

    (7) Right to data portability
    You have the right to receive the personal data you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer that information to another responsible without hindrance by the responsible providing the personal information as long as:
    • the processing is based on a consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) or a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of German DS-GVO; and
    • the processing is done by using automated procedures.
    When exercising the right to data portability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to enforce that your personal data is transmitted directly from one responsible to another, as far as technically feasible. Exercising the right to data portability does not prejudice the right of cancellation (the right to be forgotten). This right does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the responsible.

    (8) Right of Objection
    You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data according to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of German DS-GVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The responsible no longer processes the personal data unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.

    If personal data is processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

    Regarding the use of information society services you can, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, exercise your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

    You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes under Article 89 (1), except when the processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task.

    The right of objection can be exercised at any time by contacting the respective responsible.

    (9) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
    You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
    • is required for the conclusion or execution of a contract between the data subject and the responsible,
    • is permitted by European Union or Member State legislation to which the responsible is liable, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
    • with the explicitly expressed consent of the data subject.
    The responsible takes reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of the responsible or a substitute, to express the data subject’s own position and to challenge the decision.
    This right can be exercised by the data subject at any time by addressing himself to the responsible person.
    (10) Right to complain to a supervisory authority
    Furthermore, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial appeal, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority when the respective person considers that the processing of its personal data is contrary to this regulation.

    (11) Right to effective judicial remedy
    Without prejudice to an available administrative or judicial appeal including the right to complain to a supervisory authority under Article 77 of German DS-GVO, you have the right to file an effective judicial appeal if you consider that your rights under that regulation are violated by infringements in the processing of your personal data.

    (12) Data protection in applications and in the application process
    The responsible collects and processes personal applicant data to perfom the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the responsible by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the responsible signs an employment contract with the applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with the respective law. If no employment contract is signed with the candidate, the responsible will automatically delete the respective application documents two months after communicating the rejection decision, unless deletion precludes other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interest in this sense are, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (German “Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz / AGG”).

    (13) Maximum storage time for personal data
    The criterion for the storage time of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if it is no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.