What is Agile?

What Is Agile?

Agile is a team-centered, iterative, and cross-functional approach that can be applied across many business contexts.

At BCG, we help organizations develop their agile operating models to more effectively address the needs of the business, from driving faster go-to-market turnarounds to responding quickly to customer needs. Our agile solutions create value both in software development and far beyond, through agile teaming, leadership, and ways of working.

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
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How to Get Agile Right

Agile transformations require commitment at the CEO level. Leaders must become champions of change who visibly embrace new ways of working.

Using Agile Methodologies in Aerospace

An Interview with Latécoère’s Serge Bérenger

An aerospace company reduced the development time for an aircraft door from four years to just 18 months. Serge Bérenger explains the approach it took.

Watch the interview

What Are You Willing to Give Up to Change the Way We Work?

According to BCG’s  Martin Danoesastro, successfully changing the workplace takes employees adopting new strategies and leaving old philosophies behind.

Agile Ways of Working at ING

ING Bank Netherlands partnered with BCG to adopt an end-to-end agile model to accelerate and enhance its responsiveness to clients.

Learn How ING Makes Agile Work

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 more about DevOps

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

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

Featured Agile Experts

  • Leads BCG's global work in software and agile
  • Digital banking and insurance
  • IT operating model and organization
  • Agile transformation
  • Agile transformation
  • Digital transformation
  • Agile in financial institutions
  • Digital organization
  • Leads BCG’s Brussels office
  • Leads BCG’s Financial Institutions practice in Belgium
  • Network transformation and branch excellence
  • Insurance—life and property and casualty
  • Leadership and talent
  • Strategy
  • Change management
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Agile at Scale
  • Digital shared service center
  • Smart processing, robotics, process automation
  • Hardware-to-software transformation
  • Network equipment, wireless, and wireline product strategy
  • Equipment and infrastructure as a service
  • IT cost reduction
  • Agile@Scale transformation
  • Agile pilots, proofs-of-scale, and broader scaling with structural enablers
  • Digital and multi-channel strategy and execution in retail banking
  • Large-scale change
  • Digital transformation
  • IT management
  • Organization design
  • Lean advantage
  • Agile transformation
  • Corporate/business unit strategy
  • Distribution strategy, including sales effectiveness
  • Change management
  • Leads BCG’s Retail Banking segment globally
  • Large-scale agile transformation in banking
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategy as a service
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