Gartner Research

How to Fund Mode 2 Initiatives in a Bimodal World

Published: 10 April 2015

ID: G00273944

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski, Jim McGittigan


Organizations that adopt bimodal IT will need a fresh approach to project funding and value measurement. CIOs can use this research to develop their approach toward Mode 2 initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare for CFOs to See Mode 2 as Higher Risk and the Business Cases Less Rigorous Due to the Inability to Map Out Detailed Plans and Benefits as in Mode 1
  • Develop Mode 2 Initiatives to Support Business Capabilities That Enable the Enterprise to Achieve Its Strategic Goals
  • Start With Small, Low-Cost Projects to Establish a Mechanism for Funding and Measuring Business Impact
  • Measure the Success of Bimodal by Ensuring That the Value It Drives After Completion Outweighs the Investment

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