Mode 2 Meetup: 25 May 18:00

Written by Rab Campbell, Director, Employer and Partner Engagement

As we move into a summer of cycling, with the giro d’italia already started and the tour de france upcoming, high performing teams really need to be sure they have the right balance of skills. That’s equally true in IT.  If you’re concerned you don’t have enough sprinters don’t miss this event!

“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.” Source Gartner.


Mode 2 is a regular meetup about IT innovation within large companies across central Scotland.

Each meetup will feature two short talks and a chance to connect with IT innovators in a relaxed environment with free beer/wine and pizza. The talks for this meetup are:

Harvey Wheaton – CEO, CodeClan

Are you the Problem?!

Moving to an Agile environment is a fundamental and all-pervasive mindset shift that needs to start at the top of an organisation. Drawing on his experience of Agile transformations in a variety of companies, Harvey will challenge leaders to wake up from the “illusion of control” that can render Agile impotent.

Clare Barnett, Senior UX Designer at Registers of Scotland

How do you fit User Experience (UX) into Agile?

There are some big challenges fitting UX into cross functional teams working agile. What are they, and how do you overcome them? Clare will discuss her experience of different working practices, and her love of Lean UX.

Look forward to seeing you!

Photo: Flickr/Jason Parrish