Scaling Agile Right in Large Companies, Part I

Posted August 27, 2020 | Leadership |
Scaling Agile Right in Large Companies, Part I
A big cause of failure for large organizations is the attempt to apply one of the many off-the-shelf Agile models. These typically work well for small companies, but not so much in large corporate settings. In Part I of this two-part Advisor, we explore the first half of a four-part framework to scale and customize a tailored Agile approach that caters to an organization’s specific requirements, beginning with assessing your needs in the understand phase. We then describe how picking building blocks from the many Agile concepts available will shape a working model according to the needs of your enterprise.
About The Author
Volker Pfirsching
Volker Pfirsching is a Partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL), based in Munich, Germany; a member of ADL’s global Technology and Innovation Management practice; and heads ADL’s global Digital Shift Competence Center. As a thought leader in digital disruption, Mr. Pfirsching engages in many large-scale transformation projects, touching business and technology alike. He is the organizer and facilitator of ADL’s digital roundtables, bringing together… Read More
Marc Droste
Marc Droste is a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL) based in the Munich office and part of the Automotive & Manufacturing Practice in Central Europe. A major focus of Mr. Droste’s work has been supporting automotive OEMs on trending topics of future sales and marketing, such as online retail and digital marketing. In addition to his automotive know-how, he also has strong functional experience in digital transformation, such as building… Read More
Michael Opitz
Michael Opitz is a partner at Arthur D. Little (ADL) based in Munich. With more than 25 years of experience in management consulting, he has been leading ADL’s TIME practice in Central Europe since 2013. Since joining ADL in 2010, his main focus of expertise has been on digital transformation, definition of innovative operating models, and design of growth strategies. Mr. Opitz can be reached at
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