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Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.
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How predictive analytics can boost product development

– Complex product-development projects are plagued by schedule slips and cost overruns. The up-front application of advanced and... predictive analytics helps companies build plans they can stick to.
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The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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A CIO plan for becoming a leader in Intelligent Process Automation

– By demonstrating how to automate IT operations first, IT leaders can showcase the expertise needed to lead the business’s... overall IPA transformation.
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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.

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Modernizing IT for digital reinvention

Browse our collection of articles that show how IT can become a source of innovation, as well as operations and enablement
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Winning in digital ecosystems

– The industry landscape is going through an upheaval as digital ecosystems take shape. This issue of Digital McKinsey Insights... looks at how companies will need to embrace new relationships and ways of collaborating.
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Digital Reinvention: Unlocking the ‘how’

– A selection of our latest thinking on how companies can carry out successful digital reinventions

Trending topics

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Shaking up the value chain

– Data and digitization are creating a growing array of value-creation choices in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, mining, and energy.
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Bringing agile to IT infrastructure: ING Netherlands’ agile transformation

– IT executives seldom associate agile with infrastructure. In this interview, the head of ING Netherlands’ IT infrastructure... function explains how his team carried out an agile transformation.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Artificial intelligence: Why a digital base is critical

– Early AI adopters are starting to shift industry profit pools. Companies need strong digital capabilities to compete.
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Accelerating product development: The tools you need now

– To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques... that digital natives use to get ahead.
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Five Fifty: Unprotected

– Your air conditioning system. Your factory widgets. Even the fish tank thermometer. Every IoT sensor is a potential target for... hackers.

Industry perspectives

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Six digital growth strategies for banks

– Banks that know where to look can find new sources of untapped value.
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Digital-experience design for the field workforce

– By focusing on valuable and meaningful workforce experiences, utilities can move from incremental improvements to transformative ones.
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Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to construction.

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Capital projects: Creating digital-first organizations

– A new organizational structure and talent strategy can accelerate digitization in capital projects.
Interview

Making the most of marketing technology to drive growth

– Winning in the martech revolution requires tech, of course, but leaders often forget that it needs a couple of key additions too.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How NBCUniversal is creating ‘pull’ for analytics

– To realize the full potential of data analytics, start with your people and their needs, says Cameron Davies, the company’s... head of corporate decision sciences.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Use the force

– How does AI work best? As a force multiplier for data analytics.
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How new biomolecular platforms and digital technologies are changing R&D

– By going digital, biotech pioneers with promising biomolecular platforms are improving drug discovery and development—and... changing the pharmaceutical industry.
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Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical but valuable move in EPNG

– With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents... to create seamless digital customer journeys.
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How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’

– Despite enthusiasm for digital manufacturing, few companies have realized its potential at scale, according to our new survey.... Six success factors can help.
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A bank branch for the digital age

– Far from rendering the bank branch obsolete, digital technology holds the key to the branch of the future.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The data disconnect

– Companies may have more data than ever, but not everyone is making money with it.
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Banks and the digital flywheel: An engine for ongoing value capture

– A few banks are generating significant bottom-line impact from their digital investments. These leaders share a relentless focus... on applying productivity gains as broadly as possible across the organization.
Article - Sloan Management Review

Why customer experience is key for loyalty programs

– Research shows that monetary rewards are not the only drivers of customer-loyalty programs. Experiential rewards provide greater... long-term benefits.
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