Take Aways: Setting up an Agile Hub at a Pharmaceutical Company

Take Aways: Setting up an Agile Hub at a Pharmaceutical Company

Do you want to learn more about the world of agile delivery and what principles should be kept in mind when implementing agile projects?

Anna Heid, Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company, shared with the attendees how she set up an agile hub at a pharmaceutical company. She is a graduate from HSG with a Ph.D. and a graduate from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering.

Anna was joined by Claudia Galliker, Recruiter at McKinsey, who happily answered any questions on McKinsey’s Digital Practice.

Key Learnings


Agile is first and foremost a mindset


Key principles are around customer centricity, quick iterations and self-organizing, cross-functional teams


Several framework to implement agile WoW (ways of working) exist with one prominent one being Scrum


In Scrum, teams work in 2-4 weeks time-boxed iterations called Sprints


Sprints has several elements: Sprint planning, the daily stand-up, sprint review and sprint retrospective

This event was kindly sponsored by McKinsey and Company.


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