Bimodal IT promises to quickly deliver the benefits of a digital innovation center without having to face the challenge of addressing IT’s legacy organization and processes. But is it too good to be true? And how does it compare to a full-scale Agile transformation? This white paper looks at bimodal IT and offers timely guidance. Anyone monitoring the voluminous flow of words advising CIOs how to “align with the business”, “deliver more strategic value”, and “implement a modern digital strategy” has witnessed the debate about “bimodal IT”. Gartner introduced the concept of bimodal IT in 2014, recommending that CIOs run two distinct modes of project execution in their corporate IT shops. Mode 1 is deliberately slow, “traditional and sequential, emphasizing safety and accuracy”. Mode 2 is fast and responsive, designed to incorporate customer voice, learn and iterate towards better products quickly.