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Use Bimodal and Pace Layering to Build an Agile and DevOps Transformation Roadmap

Published: 16 November 2017

ID: G00338466

Analyst(s): Luis Mangi , Nathan Wilson


Application leaders can avoid the major risks of moving to agile and DevOps by taking a narrow but deep approach. The key is to use pace layering to find work that can best benefit from the transformation and then take a bimodal approach to rolling out the transformation.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Apply Agile and DevOps to Mode 2 Where the Benefit Is Greatest
    • Form a Small Number of Mode 2 Pilot Teams
    • Build Innovation Capabilities
    • Improve the Speed and Agility of Systems of Differentiation
  • Improve Mode 1 Predictability and Quality

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