Gartner Research

Build Clusters to Deliver Talent for a Bimodal World

Published: 16 June 2015

ID: G00277480

Analyst(s): Dave Aron


Clusters are a radical alternative to the unsolved problem of talent in a digital world, especially for bimodal Mode 2. CIOs and their businesses should approach them incrementally over the next few years, to minimize risk and maximize value creation.

Table Of Contents


  • Aspects of the Cluster Model That Should Be Done by Everyone Now
    • Team Value Recognition
    • Style Balancing
    • Team Training
  • Aspects of the Cluster Model That Could Be Done by Anyone Now
    • Long-Term Teams
    • Self-Managing Teams
    • Customized Tools
    • Delegated Development
  • Aspects of the Cluster Vision That Will Require a Change in Environment
    • Hire/Fire/Promote Clusters as a Unit
    • Reward Clusters as Units
    • Cluster University
    • Cluster Funding
  • A Call to Action

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