What is IBM Garage?

IBM Garage™ enables enterprises to accelerate, break through, and work more like startups.

IBM Garage is…

A single end-to-end journey that seamlessly blends business strategy, design and technology.

IBM Garage is…

How IBM brings speed, innovation and transformation to you on your terms.

IBM Garage is…

A methodology spanning design, agile development and scaled adoption.

IBM Garage is…

A commitment to measurable business outcomes.

IBM Garage is…

An assembly of world-class designers and technical experts.

IBM Garage is…

A purpose-built virtual or physical space for collaboration and co-creation.

IBM Garage is…

How your team can practice new skills and ways of working.

The IBM Garage experience


through Enterprise Design Thinking workshops, delivered by pros


to research, build, measure and learn


to sustain operations, rapid scaling and lasting cultural change

Realize measurable business value

Work with experts in design, architecture, agile development, data science and AI, automation, blockchain, security and more, while benefiting from the latest hybrid cloud and AI technologies.

Client stories

Real impact

Human-centered design improves product outcomes, reduces the risk of costly failures, and increases portfolio profitability¹.


Faster time-to-market


Reduced design time


Reduced development time

IBM Garage Methodology

The foundation of the Garage experience

The foundation of the Garage experience

The IBM Garage Methodology combines an open, seamless set of proven agile practices with a human-centric, outcome-first approach to quickly guide solutions from idea to implementation to scale. With the Methodology you'll learn new skills, master new ways of working and up your game. 

Co-create your solution

Your Garage experience begins with our partnered teams working together to identify your most critical business opportunity and map out a solution to tackle it.

Co-execute with agility

Apply new ways of working to iterate on your minimum viable product (MVP), building, measuring, and pivoting to achieve maximum business value.

Co-operate to deliver at scale

Scale your solution to increase market value and scale your innovations to drive transformation.

Discover your opportunities

Are you sure you know which challenges are the most critical? We'll get everyone aligned on the common goals that would make the biggest impact, identify possible bottlenecks and set the stage for you to tackle those challenges.

Envision a true solution

Innovation happens when creativity is applied to a real problem. With Enterprise Design Thinking, you'll see how putting your user front and center clarifies priorities and leads the way to an exceptional minimum viable product (MVP).

Develop quality through collaboration

Proven agile practices and structured DevOps tools heighten collaboration and weave outstanding quality into every iteration that goes into your production solution. Meanwhile, your team gains new skills, essential expertise and self-reliance. 

Reason with AI

Make the right decisions with confidence, speed and accuracy.  AI and data science models are table stakes for growth, and IBM Garage can help you turn your data into a competitive advantage.

Operate with always-on readiness

Continuous system monitoring is mandatory for operational excellence, but building in automation from the start to maintain high availability and resiliency will take your operational integrity to the next level.

Learn from your customers

Hypothesis-driven development in the Garage makes sure that you deliver what your customers will want, need, and actually use. Things move fast in the Garage, and our data-driven insights keep your outcome, quality and team on track.

Culture is your business's way of life

New technologies, aggressive competition, market behavior and the speed at which it all changes means that transforming how enterprises get work done isn't optional. IBM Garage helps companies of all sizes move faster and work smarter.


Expert insights

Smart people talking about smart stuff

Get started with IBM Garage

Ready to experience the IBM Garage first-hand?

Get started with a free two-hour virtual Business Framing session. We'll pair your team with IBM Garage experts and use design thinking and online collaboration tools to identify, prioritize and reframe your business challenges into opportunities. Get clarity on your critical needs and capture the opportunity with the most potential impact.

¹Forrester, The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM’s Design Thinking Practice, 2018