Gartner’s bimodal IT framework recognizes that traditional development practices alone are no longer sufficient for organizations looking to digitally transform their business. Instead, the bimodal IT strategy calls for two separate but coherent styles of work: one focused on predictability, the other on exploration and uncertainty. By implementing bimodal IT, IT leaders can enable rapid delivery of digital innovation priorities without disrupting mission-critical systems of record.
Digital innovation projects look significantly different from traditional application development projects. For any organization faced with the need to innovate quickly in the digital world, it is important to stay clear of a one-size-fits-all strategy and instead implement a bimodal IT approach. A bimodal IT strategy calls for two parallel modes:
By separating into two modes, IT teams can ensure that they have the right people, process, and technology to support digital transformation initiatives without impacting long-term maintenance projects. Mendix’s high productivity platform is the ideal technology for your Mode 2 initiatives, as part of a bimodal IT strategy. Find out how you can speed innovation, deal with uncertainty and drive toward better business outcomes.
Mendix’s rapid application development software creates a Mode 2 within your bimodal IT strategy so that you can achieve your digital goals. Our open platform augments existing IT efforts so that a separate cross-functional team of business and IT people can quickly test new digital ideas and iterate toward the best business solution, reducing risk while continuing to deliver significant business impact.
Our success stems from our signature visual modeling capabilities and business logic workflows that make it easy for business and IT groups to collaborate in a common language. There are three core components that contribute:
A bimodal IT strategy helps categorize applications based on their value to the business, thus determining the right resources (or mode) for development and fast-tracking strategic business innovation projects. Learn more about Mendix and creating a fast lane using a high productivity platform and how it fits within your bimodal IT strategy.