Agile@UBS, our unified agile way of working
More than 18,500 colleagues across the firm are having a positive impact on our business and helping us to deliver faster and innovate more for our clients as part of our unified agile way of working.
In October, the third reset day for our unified agile way of working took place. Now, more than 18,500 colleagues are part of Agile@UBS and are helping us to innovate faster and release product improvements more frequently. At the same time, Agile@UBS creates an even more data-centric and self-service experience for clients.
Agile@UBS is organised in pods. These are dedicated teams of five-to-nine colleagues working together to achieve a goal. These pods are grouped together to form crews.
Within Agile@UBS, we have three types of crew. Client-facing crews, enabling crews and platform crews. When crews within Agile@UBS are working towards a common purpose, we form streams. Streams are collections of 7-9 crews. Together, pods, crews and streams are the building blocks of Agile@UBS.
Reporting lines are managed differently in this structure via chapters. Chapters are managed by one person, who is an expert in their profession. Chapters meet regularly and are a community for professional development, support and guidance.
Additionally, within Agile@UBS, there are structures that help to learn, grow, and share own knowledge and skills. We call these guilds. A guild is a community of employees with the same profession or interest.