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Dispel the Myths of Bimodal to Succeed With Digital Transformation

Published: 12 July 2016

ID: G00310228

Analyst(s): Mary Mesaglio , Simon Mingay


Myths about bimodal have emerged over the past year, such as the misconception that Mode 1 is "business as usual" and doesn't change, that Mode 2 focuses only on writing code faster, and that bimodal means a two-tier citizenship model. IT leaders must dispel these myths.

Table Of Contents


  • Myth No. 1 If You Are Using Agile or DevOps, Then You Are Bimodal
  • Myth No. 2 Bimodal Is About Increasing the Speed of Software Development
  • Myth No: 3: Mode 2 Is Less Rigorous Than Mode 1 or Only Capable of Producing Proofs of Concept
  • Myth No. 4: Mode 1 Is Static or Business as Usual
  • Myth No. 5: Everything Becomes Mode 2
  • Bottom Line

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