Agility and Bimodel IT
Innovation projects look significantly different from traditional application development projects. (Gartner has defined a B-model IT strategy, Bimodal IT: How to Be Digitally Agile Without Making a Mess)
By applying a Bimodal IT strategy in your organization it will help to categorize application/systems based on their value to the business, and therefore determining the right resources (or mode) for development and fast-track strategic business innovation projects.
Mode 1: Development projects related to commodity of core system maintenance, stability or efficiency. These require highly specialized programmers and traditional, slow moving development cycles. There is little need for business involvement.
Mode 2: Development projects that help differentiate or innovate the business. These require a high degree of business involvement, fast turnaround, and frequent update. Mode 2 requires a rapid path (or IT ‘fast lane’) to transform business ideas into applications.
By separating into two modes, IT teams can ensure that they have the right process, people and technology to support business initiatives without impacting long-term maintenance projects.
Contact Koornneef IT Consultancy to find out how we together can structure your organization to improve alignment with the business and/or speed up innovation and drive toward better business outcomes.