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Three Steps to Successfully Implementing Bimodal-Aware IT Governance

Published: 06 November 2014

ID: G00260166

Analyst(s): Heather Colella , Mary Mesaglio , Andy Rowsell-Jones , Tina Nunno


The digital economy demands that IT organizations master the art of working in two modes: one to maintain proven disciplines underpinning delivery of industrial-strength IT, and another to respond to discontinuous opportunities. CIOs and IT leaders must adopt bimodal-aware IT governance for success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adapt Existing IT Governance to Oversee Both Modes
  • Step One: Evolve Existing IT Governance Arrangements to Become Bimodal-Aware
  • Step Two: Educate and Build Support to Facilitate the Shift to IT Bimodal-Aware Governance
  • Step Three: Reapply Filtering Criteria Periodically to Keep Mode Classifications Up-to-Date
  • Conclusion

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