2019 BAI Global Innovation Award Finalist

BAI Global Innovation Awards 2019 finalist Turkiye Is Bankasi

Human Capital Innovation

Isbank – Turkey
Isbank Agile Atelier

With its 95 years of history and 25,000 employees, Isbank realized it needed to overcome some of the limitations that come with a hierarchical structure and bureaucratic operating model in its head office organization. To that end, Isbank implemented a new organizational model called Agile Atelier (an Agile Tribe) that aims to make HQ processes faster and more flexible. Highlights include a focus on “outcomes rather than outputs,” and a shift to agile planning that prioritizes long-term targets and banishes detailed, micromanaging plans. Now, teams aim to launch a minimum viable product (MVP) at the end of each two-week sprint. As the company writes in its Agile Atelier Manifesto, “Incremental improvement > Delayed perfection.”