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The journey to an agile organization

– You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation is another question.
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Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

– Agile coaches play a vital role in enterprise-wide agile transformations. To develop enough coaches, companies should create specialized... training academies.
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Performance management in agile organizations

– Performance management is tough enough in traditional organizations; in agile organizations, three changes are essential to success.
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How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide

– What personality traits and values help agile teams bloom? Discover ways to identify these when recruiting and coaching your people.
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Planning in an agile organization

– Agile organizations rely on an innovative mix of stable and dynamic elements to bring planning up to speed with their fast-paced... needs.

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Harnessing agile

This collection explores the structural and cultural shifts required to go agile, as well as the surprising amount of conviction and personal changes required from senior leaders. It also features executives from a range of industries sharing stories of their journeys to becoming agile.

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What it takes to go agile

McKinsey partners offer perspectives on the essential elements to become a truly agile organization.

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Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

– Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, creating real, lasting value.

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Industry perspectives

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Designing an agile transformation in pharma R&D

– Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to the concept of agility to help them transform their R&D functions.
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Giants can dance: Agile organizations in asset-heavy industries

– The agile revolution is sweeping across industries, and asset-heavy companies are taking note. We explore how and where they can... capture the benefits of agility while preserving safety and assurance.
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The ever-changing store: Taking an agile, customer-centric approach to format redesign

– Many retailers believe—rightly—that format redesign is often too risky, takes too long, and costs too much. There’s... a better way.
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A tale of two agile paths: How a pair of operators set up their organizational transformations

– Different approaches illustrate the company and market conditions that guide the structure of teams around work, and the rapid... benefits that follow.

From the leadership & Organization blog

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The age of speed: How to raise your organization’s metabolism

– Organizing for speed has become a critical component in today’s consumer market. Here are six things companies must get... right.
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What heavy industry can teach you about agility

– Organizational simplicity. Fast execution. Clear responsibilities. Fluid teams. Agile planning practices.
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How to become an agile CIO

– Traditionally, CIOs manage practically everything related to information and communication technology. But in an agile organization,... the CIO role is redefined.
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10 common myths about enterprise agility

– Agility is a hot topic, but you have to separate fact from fiction. In this post, we dispel 10 common myths about enterprise agility.
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The drawbacks of agility

– Agility gets hailed as the new order for organizations striving to unlock value, but what about its drawbacks?
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Agility: mindset makeovers are critical

– In today's dynamic markets, leaders need very different mindsets from those used to manage traditional organizations in less-demanding... times.