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Making Agile Work

Agile practices are crucial to businesses today—yet sorely underleveraged. Agile methods can, and should, extend beyond software development, transforming the way we approach teaming, leadership, and ways of working.

BCG’s experts in agile methodology embrace a holistic view that extends far beyond software development to all aspects of the organization. Agile is an iterative, empirical, and cross-functional approach that can be applied in many business contexts, and adopted across the enterprise. An agile operating model facilitates faster go-to-market turnarounds and a better fit to customer expectations. It fosters both speed and continuous improvement. Our agile offering encompasses a thorough, cross-functional perspective, addressing such crucial topics as agile at scale, common pitfalls, agile software, and agile ways of working.

What is Agile?

Agile ways of working challenge traditional approaches to customer focus, output orientation, managing uncertainty, and team empowerment. Agile techniques enable teams to be more nimble and faster to market—producing better customer outcomes and business value.

Agile at Scale

It isn’t just about technology. It’s about a new way of thinking that's more collaborative, more open, more creative, and much more efficient than other business models.

Scale Agile Across Your Business

Avoid the Common Pitfalls in Agile

Many companies that struggle with agile development either fail to commit the right resources or focus solely on IT. Watch out for four traps that can hurt the agile development process.

Learn the Common Pitfalls in Agile

Agile Beyond Software Development

Agile at scale isn’t just for small environments—this business-led approach accelerates entire organizations, enabling higher-quality product development, enhanced speed to market, increased efficiency, and improved morale.

Take Agile Beyond Software Development

DevOps Takes Agile Further

Thriving in the digital age requires levels of efficiency, agility, and quality in software development that can be delivered only by fully embracing DevOps practices, which combine development and operations in IT.

Learn about Agile in DevOps

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