Arm: Getting into shape by switching to Agile working

An Agile approach helped Arm to transform their IT function. PA Consulting details how.
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By PA Consulting

04 Aug 2020

To support their plans for growth, we helped Arm transform their IT function. Taking an agile approach, our diverse team of experts designed a new operating model which allowed them to organise IT delivery teams in a way that focused on customer experience and employee engagement.  With our help, in just eight months, 80 per cent of Arm’s IT staff were embracing Agile techniques.

Key Successes: 
  • Designed a new operating model to organise IT delivery teams
  • Coached over 25 delivery teams and trained more than 200 people
  • Set up a programme office to manage the transformation
  • Within eight months, 80 per cent of IT staff were using Agile techniques
Setting up for success

Technology business Arm has ambitious plans for growth. Named one of Europe’s most innovative companies by Forbes magazine, they design the microchips found in 90 per cent of all mobile devices. To achieve their goals they need an IT organisation that can deliver new projects quickly and reliably. They asked us to help transform their existing IT function. They wanted to replace their traditional project management culture with an Agile approach – and prioritise collaboration and creating value.

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