Gartner Research

Bimodal in an Agile-Everywhere World

Published: 30 September 2016

ID: G00308257

Analyst(s): David Norton


Organizations that apply agile principles and practices across the entire application portfolio still exist in a bimodal environment. CIOs that understand this can improve the delivery of products/services, reduce risk and offer competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Bimodal to Help Clarify Uncertainty and Complexity
  • Maximize Mode 1 Agile Delivery by Implementing Best or Good-Enough Practices
  • Use Agile Practices to Deal With Mode 2 Uncertainty; Remain Outcome Focused
  • Clarify Which Mode Suits the Problem, and Prepare to Switch Modes

Case Study

  • Situation
  • Observations
  • Impact

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