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Avoid the Bottlenecks of Bimodal IT by Coordinating Cadences

Published: 23 November 2016

ID: G00314089

Analyst(s): Mike West , Keith Mann


In bimodal IT, the dependence of Mode 1 and Mode 2 teams on each other can cause bottlenecks when working at different cadences. Application leaders in bimodal organizations must coordinate these cadences using product management techniques, architectural patterns and development methodologies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make Agile a Part of Mode 1
  • Anticipate and Defer Dependencies
  • Use the Appropriate Mode for Each Challenge

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