Why We Need Architects (and Architecture) on Agile Projects

Complex software always has an architecture, even if it isn’t intentional. Being agile isn’t enough. It isn’t prudent to just keep your code clean and hope that good architecture will simply emerge. Especially when there is a lot of technical risk, interdependencies, and conflicting priorities. Good architecture requires ongoing attention …

Patterns of Agile Enterprise Architecture

There is widespread acceptance that software development using Agile methods works well. However, there are still areas of software development organizations that view their roles or mandates as incompatible with Agile methods. This talk addresses the legitimate role of an Enterprise Architect and provides concrete recommendations on how Architects can …