Gartner Research

Operational Tempo and Pace Layers: Go Fast When You Must; Be Thorough When You Can

Published: 14 July 2010

ID: G00205005

Analyst(s): Bard Papegaaij


To optimize the enterprise's ability to respond quickly to different environmental situations, organizations can layer their structures and processes so they respond at a pace appropriate to the situation, while balancing agility and flexibility with operational efficiency.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • EA Must Be in Sync With the Enterprise
  • Change Happens at Different Speeds
  • Pace Layers and the External Environment
  • Pattern-Based Strategy and Pace Layers
  • Pace Layers Localize and Buffer Change
  • Pace-Layer Architecture Provides Optempo Advantage

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