Infrastructure company going digital/IT Cases

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Nazli asked on Jun 16, 2019

Hi there!

I'll be interviewing with McKinsey Digital so I'm looking to practice some IT/digital transformation cases. Does anybody have any cases that they could send my way?

Thanks!

Naz

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Ian
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replied on Jun 17, 2019
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Hi Nazli!

There aren't many resources out there yet for this, but I have an extensive background in IT (working as an IT consultant, and now working on many of the IT/Tech-based projects in Australia).

Please let me know if you'd like to practice some of the cases I have!

Also, I recommend asking McKinsey Digital if they'd be willing to assign you a case buddy for a practice case.

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Hi,

I have not seen any digital cases online but I have some, so feel free to reach me for prep. Here is a list of potential topics you need to know.

There will be a mix of regular and IT cases. For the regular cases on preplounge will be most helpful. For the IT cases, I recommend reading the articles of the consulting companies about these topics on their websites (Hundreds of them if you google by key words "agile", "Digital", at McKinsey, BCG or Accenture)

But here is a list of potential topics you need to know. It is a full list and looks scary but they test a lot of these concepts depending on the particular role:

  • Cloud (cloud vs own servers pro and cons, uptime % SLAs, load balancing, etc)
  • Security (encryption basics, password change policy, cloud security and encryption on your computer)
  • Agile and development (Agile principles)
  • M&A and IT (Will it be one system or two systems? Is it "Adopt and go" approach or we take the best of both systems and create a new one? Integrate now, innovate later? Or Innovate now, when you have time?)
  • IT strategy and Digital transformation (Similar to M&A)
  • IoT (Mainly the use of IoT in operations - Process steps completion, measuring temperature, maintenance measurements, other measurements, predictive algorithms, etc)

Good luck!

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