What is the IBM Garage?

IBM Garage™ is a bold, comprehensive approach to innovation, modernization and transformation that quickly creates and scales new ideas that can dramatically impact your business.

By focusing on outcomes first, IBM Garage’s new way of working brings designers, developers and solution architects together with your business and IT stakeholders to guide your solutions from idea to delivery fast, applies advanced technologies with a purpose, and de-risks innovation to achieve real business value and transformative change with speed and scale. 

And at the core of IBM Garage is the IBM Garage Methodology, a single, seamless set of proven agile practices that integrates user experience, implementation and cultural change to guide your solutions from idea to enterprise-scale adoption.

The IBM Garage experience can help you can move faster, work smarter, ideate more rapidly and fundamentally change the way you work.  

IBM Garage Methodology

IBM is the first organization to integrate methods from the experience layer, the global implementation layer, and cultural change into a single, seamless end-to-end approach: the IBM Garage Methodology. This methodology drives Enterprise Design Thinking at scale, is built on agile principles for co-located and distributed teams, leverages DevOps tools and techniques for continued delivery and operations, fosters digital talent and culture change, and enables site reliability engineering.

The outside-in approach of the IBM Garage Methodology focuses first on business outcomes, not technology, and guides your solution journey from inception to delivery while de-risking innovation.  This new way of working enables business, development and operations teams to continuously design, deliver and validate new solutions.

One week of design thinking, seven weeks of standup, and by the eighth week we had the app in the hands of our clients. One of the things I hear often from IBM is about earning the right to continue doing business with its customers. Outcomes like this are what earns it.

Mark Lack, Manager of Strategy, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Mueller, Inc.

Innovate with cloud

For a hyper focus on cloud and cognitive solutions, the IBM Garage has dedicated people and purpose-built spaces ready to collaborate with you on your hybrid cloud or multicloud journey, and on your journey to becoming a cognitive enterprise.  Using the prescriptive IBM Garage Method for Cloud, our designers, architects and developers can help you test boundaries, create minimum viable products (MVP) and develop leading-edge solutions with the IBM Cloud and Cognitive platform.

Case studies


IBM and Volkswagen co-created a mobility services app to reinvent the driving experience.

American Airlines

IBM and American Airlines are providing better customer service by empowering their passengers.

Kraft Heinz Company

IBM and Kraft are launching a state-of-the-art algorithm to deliver products to consumers more efficiently.


Primerica and IBM have designed an innovative strategy for modernizing heritage applications on an open hybrid cloud environment.

Experience the Garage

The IBM Garage experience can happen anywhere in the world, from purpose-built dedicated spaces to virtual environments designed to drive the right outcomes. With thousands of digital assets available through the IBM Garage, you have an unprecedented global network to tap into that grows daily.