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It is Bimodal, but in a Different Manner (Part II)

April 13, 2016 — Posted by Israel Gat

I was not planning to write a series of posts on the subject, but as I got a number of inquiries on my first post, I would like to add a few words to elaborate on the subject.

We, as an industry, have gone through a few generations of computing that were characterized by form factor: mainframes, minicomputers, PC’s. The Cloud, IMHO, is the first generation of computing where the form factor became irrelevant.

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It is Bimodal, but in a Different Manner

April 12, 2016 — Posted by Israel Gat

Gartner’s view of IT has for the past few years been focused on what Gartner considers essential bimodality. To quote the company: “Bimodal IT is the practice of managing two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focused on stability and the other on agility. Mode 1 is traditional and sequential, emphasizing safety and accuracy. Mode 2 is exploratory and nonlinear, emphasizing agility and speed.” 

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Should You Scale Agile? First, What Do You Mean by That?

April 10, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This blog was inspired by the live Q&A session for our first webinar in the Net Objectives Community Webinar Series on The Essence of Agile at Scale (btw, these are a great way to talk to industry thought leaders).   I was asked the question: “what should I look for to see if we should scale Agile?”

I often get asked by people if they should scale Agile.  I ask them what they mean by this as three different meanings come to my mind:

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Being Digital

April 4, 2016 — Posted by Israel Gat

In a recent HBR article entitled Which Industries Are the Most Digital (and Why)?, the authors measure digital progress and adoption in 22 industry sectors. Specifically, they examine the various industry sectors in light of three categories of digital capabilities: digital assets, digital usage and digital labor, reaching the following conclusion:

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Complexity is Relative

April 3, 2016 — Posted by Israel Gat

As software professionals, our fairly automatic response to complexity is to try to reduce it. Time and again many of us experienced the perils of overly complicated software. For example, in his 2013 Ph.D.

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