The company gained a 20% time-to-market advantage over competitors in 15 months.
A telecom-system manufacturer was taking more than 30 months to develop each new release of its network hardware and software. The industry benchmark was 20 months. The delays had wide-ranging consequences. The company’s profit margins and market share were in decline—and to catch up after the delays, quality tests were skipped. Something had to change, but they didn't know what.
The company called in BCG to help it address the systemic problems. BCG applied the four-step Smart Simplicity approach.
An effective integrator has both an interest in making others cooperate and the power to impel them to do so.
Here’s how to identify integrators:
Here's how to turn managers into integrators: