Development of an agile strategy for national insurance business


This market leading insurance business was engaged in a digital transformation programme. But the programme team did not have a clear agile strategy in place – they needed to agree how they wanted to use agile and the best way to implement the use of agile within the programme. Although the company had utilised agile for many years, it had used multiple agile partners, each of whom suggested different agile approaches. So the insurer had a number of versions of agile methodology in play and varying levels of confidence in these agile approaches prevailed amongst the team, a common problem in agile implementations.

The firm needed to develop an organisation-wide approach to agile that fit with its strategy and culture, rather than continuously responding to and adopting, different partners’ agile suggestions.


P2 was engaged as the firm’s agile partner of choice to help develop a distinct agile strategy. P2 first ran a rapid digital agility maturity review using our pragmatic agile framework, to understand the different agile methods being applied and the organisation’s strengths and weaknesses in delivering end to end value.

P2 discussed these strengths and weaknesses with the client and used it to co-create an agile strategy, consisting of an agile vision, the benefits it would bring and the transformation roadmap that would get the insurer to that point. P2 provided detailed support on how to build out agile ways of workings and establish agile control frameworks.


  • For the first time, the insurer had a co-ordinated and organisation-wide agile strategy – designed to engage the business and the board – and a clear roadmap to deliver that strategy.
  • Having a cohesive approach to agile meant there was clarity and purpose in the organisation’s digital transformation programme and subsequent projects.
  • Having a clear and defined agile strategy gave the team confidence in the organisation’s approach to agile and a clear understanding of the preferred way of working.

Featured Insights

Success Stories


Implementing a new financial crime platform

Challenge: One of the UK’s leading banks was undergoing the implementation of a…

Data analytics transforms compliance audit company’s service for clients

Challenge: Our client – a compliance audit provider – was having problems due…

Automation centre of excellence for world famous retailer

Challenge: Our client, a well known luxury retailer, was running a number of…

Building a digital masterplan for a high end UK retailer

Challenge: Like many UK retailers, this premium department store business was engaged in…

Improving the speed and quality of agile in digital transformation

Challenge: This national regulator was undergoing a major digital transformation programme in order…

Digital quality improvement for national media company

Challenge: This blue chip media organisation was engaged in large digital transformation programme,…

Using analytical insight to define the product for a major bank

Challenge: Like many large financial institutions, this bank was actively developing its digital…

Send us an enquiry

Our deep experience in analytics can transform your approach to data. To speak to someone about how we can help, please contact P2 Digital Transformation

Get in touch

Click Here