Gartner Research

Bimodal Simplifies and Focuses Digital Transformation

Published: 19 August 2016

ID: G00310681

Analyst(s): Mike West , Donna Scott


Many CIOs are keen to leverage Gartner's bimodal model to accelerate their digital business pursuits. This research offers insight into how to do that, while also showing how bimodal complements other established product development frameworks and offering specific examples of bimodal execution.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CIOs are uncertain about how to apply bimodal, thus stalling their digital business journey
  • Most enterprises more than 15 to 20 years old are held back by maintaining a legacy portfolio, challenging CIOs to address renovation so that bimodal innovation can flourish
  • CIOs who mistakenly believe that Mode 1 and Mode 2 teams are completely separate, independent and competitive will fail to achieve their digital business outcomes
  • Many CIOs have successfully implemented bimodal, challenging others to follow in their footsteps
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