Agile (re. a company), decision velocity, waterfall methodologies, democratize the data *McKinsey Special!*

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Increase decision velocity. The IT world has shifted from slow “waterfall” methodologies to agile techniques such as “scrums.”

Waterfall: plan and release a project without stress testing first (possibly used as a verb)

Democratize the data. IT systems are only as good as the data with which they operate. The best IT architectures create tight standards for data that rely on one system that houses all approved data, a “single source of truth.”

This sounds profoundly antidemocratic.