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Our Latest Thinking on Agile

For organizations with traditional business models, agile approaches may not come naturally. But large-scale agile transformation isn’t just about how an organization works; it’s about how it thinks. Read BCG’s thought leadership on agile at scale to learn how your organization could benefit from an agile transformation—and stay competitive in the digital age.


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The Agile Contact Center

The Agile Contact Center

Contact centers have a reputation for frustrating customers, but they also offer a strategic opportunity for human contact. Here’s how to turn them into an asset.

The Agile Upside in a Downturn

The Agile Upside in a Downturn

Agile boosts companies’ flexibility, adaptability, and ability to deal with change—all qualities they need in a downturn.

New New Way of Working - Collection of Publications

The New New Way of Working

A wave of change is coming that will make the way we work almost unrecognizable to today’s business leaders. To succeed, they will need to discover new ways of organizing, performing, and leading, along with new approaches to recruiting, developing, and engaging employees.

Going All In with DevOps

Going All In with DevOps

Agile software development takes you only so far. To keep pace in the digital age, you also need DevOps.

Taking the Risk Out of Digital Projects

Agile is powerful, but it isn’t suitable for every digital project. If the company’s technology architecture isn’t decoupled, or if project dependencies are high, a hybrid approach makes sense.

BCG on Agile Methodology

BCG on Agile

Simply put, agile works. But putting agile to work is no simple thing.

Agile in Hungary

Adopting Agile – How to lead the company of the future in the present?

Adopting Agile – How to lead the company of the future in the present?

Agile transformation brings chaos and makes the company impossible to control. The agile company is like a self-driving car: it makes the driver redundant. These are just some of the misconceptions about Agile that we want to dispel. If the new, agile corporate structure is coupled with new leadership roles and attitude, it will become much clearer what the leadership functions are and what is expected from whom. That can greatly help collaboration between the teams and among the team members, supporting the company’s success.

Adopting Agile - The Biggest Organizational Change Since the Assembly Line is Here

Adopting Agile - The Biggest Organizational Change Since the Assembly Line is Here

Agile, when implemented at scale, makes parts of a corporation capable of operating autonomously but still in harmony – like a flock of birds flying. Extending Agile to the organization as a whole multiplies its advantages – speed, flexibility and efficiency. But with the advantages, the challenges will also multiply! Let’s see how a Hungarian company adopted Agile at scale.

Adopting Agile – New Model Puts an End to Star Wars Business Projects

Adopting Agile – New Model Puts an End to Star Wars Business Projects

Increased efficiency, flexibility and pace – we have heard these about the agile methodology. But it is hard to see how we can build a team or even an entire business organization based on it. In this series, we are not aiming to provide a silver bullet for adopting agile but to collect the theoretical and practical considerations that could help companies build their own agile model. The first part will cover the basics.

Scaling Up agile at Telcos

Scaling Up Agile at Telcos

Only a few companies have moved beyond the pilot stage so far. But telcos need to decide quickly whether to embrace agile or be left behind.

Agile Leadership and the Art of Letting Go

It might seem counterintuitive. But the most successful leaders don’t tightly control agile efforts, BCG’s Benjamin Rehberg explains. They create alignment around purpose, strategy, and priorities—and then they let teams go.

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