Episode 48: Steve Berez

About Steve Berez

Steve Berez

Steve Berez is a Boston-based Advisory Partner at Bain & Company. He is a founder of Bain’s Enterprise Technology practice and has served as its Americas head. He is also a senior member of Bain’s Agile Innovation and Healthcare practices.

Steve has driven agile and digital transformations for industry leaders in health, P&C, and life insurance; healthcare delivery; pharmaceuticals; retail banking; consumer and industrial products; retail; transportation; and technology. He also has deep experience in strategy and operating model redesign for technology, data and analytics, especially in the context of digital strategy and innovation; software engineering and product management; architecture transformation and complexity reduction, including cloud adoption and core systems modernization; and digital growth strategy, including business model reinvention.

Steve is the co-author of Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos (Harvard Business Review Press; May 2020).

His recent articles include “The Agile C-Suite” (Harvard Business Review), “Agile Is Not Enough” (Sloan Management Review), “It’s Time to Rethink the IT Talent Model” (Sloan Management Review), “How Agile Is Powering Healthcare Innovation” (In Vivo), "How to Plan and Budget for Agile at Scale” (Bain.com), and “Four Myths of Digital Transformation: What Only 8% of Companies Know” (Bain.com).

Steve received an MBA degree from Stanford University, where he was named a Miller Scholar. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the Compton Prize, MIT’s highest award. He has received agile certifications in Scrum and SAFe.

About this episode

Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is Steve Berez, advisory partner at Bain & Company and co-author of Doing Agile Right, Transformation Without Chaos.

In this episode, Mik and Steve discuss:

  • Insights into Steve’s 30+ year journey developing Bain’s technology practice
  • Real examples of implementing agile practices and how to do it right
  • How to get buy-in from Finance teams and demonstrate the value of a capacity-based mindset
  • Strategies organizations can take to realize Agile benefits more quickly
  • How Doing Agile Right can improve the business technology dialogue

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