Source for digital cases

Ree asked on Apr 22, 2019 - 2 answers

Hello everybody,

I have received an invitation from BCG Platinion for an interview. I know that there will be at least two cases, but I can't find any "digital" cases online. Do any of you have any idea where I can find such cases? Many thanks in advance!


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Anonymous replied on Apr 25, 2019

Hi Ree,

Unfortunately, I am not sure whether you can find digital cases online. However, I would like to share that preparing for typical strategy consulting cases will help you a lot for cracking platinion cases as well assuming that you already have technical IT knowledge.


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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!