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Emerging Mode 2 Practices in Bimodal Governance

Published: 18 January 2016

ID: G00297174

Analyst(s): Luis Mangi , Bill Swanton , Donna Fitzgerald


As CIOs and application leaders start and then scale Mode 2 operations, they face the same issues as those implementing enterprise agile and are adopting similar emerging governance processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Use Business Capability Roadmaps for Both Mode 1 and Mode 2 Work to Provide a Medium-Term Vision of the Business Outcomes to Be Achieved
  • Define Mode 2 Work in Terms of Specific Business Outcomes, Estimated Cost and Business Value
  • Establish a Demand Management Agile Team to Package and Prioritize Work at the Epic Level for Mode 2 Programs Involving Many Teams
  • Establish Trust That the Business Outcomes Will Be Achieved by Frequently Delivering Working Product and Tracking

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