Structured problem solving can be used to address almost any complex challenge in business or public policy.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Charles Conn, Hugo Sarrazin, Simon London | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Management, Personal Development, Productivity / Work Tips
Software is becoming critical for almost every company’s performance. Executives should ask what they can learn from business models employed by software providers themselves—and consider the implications for their IT function.
Content: Article | Authors: Hugo Sarrazin, Johnson Sikes | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Business Model, Strategy
By offering decision makers rich real-time data, social media is giving some companies fresh strategic insight.
Content: Article | Authors: Estelle Métayer, Hugo Sarrazin, Martin Harrysson | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subject: Competitive Intelligence
Success in the software industry has long been influenced, and often driven, by the ecosystem of developers, plug-ins, software-development kits and application-programming interfaces (APIs), and add-ons that drive added value and increase stickiness for products. Similarly, companies in other industries need to think expansively and include upstream suppliers as well as downstream vendors or consumers, and focus on how each part of the value chain … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Authors: Hugo Sarrazin, Johnson Sikes | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Business Rules, Strategy
A new model for managing IT combines factory-style productivity to keep costs down with a more nimble, innovation-focused approach to adapt to rapid change.
Content: Article | Authors: Hugo Sarrazin, Johnson Sikes, Roger Roberts | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subject: IT / Technology / E-Business
Are e-alliances a fad of the past? Speed and scale remain important in the post-New-Economy world, and alliances are often a faster and less capital-intensive way of gaining access to products, customers, and business capabilities than building them from scratch. But the stakes are now much higher, and the market is less forgiving. How can you raise the odds an alliance will succeed? To answer … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: David Ernst, Hugo Sarrazin, Jean-Hugues J. Monier, Tammy Halevy | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subject: Strategy