Objectives

At the end of the training, practitioners will be able to:

  • Describe the elements required for an Agile Architecture practice
  • Understand the risks involved and ways to mitigate the risks to ensure success

Topics

Day 1 – The Foundation

  • The Agile Architecture Process
  • Agile Solution Architecture

Day 2 – The Reality, Risks, and Recommendations

  • Risks of Agile Architecture
  • Succeeding with Agile Architecture

Audience

Those involved in building the Agile architecture program: Enterprise Architects, Solutions Architects, Application Architects and other domain architects.

Prerequisites

“Introduction to Agile Architecture” or similar experience. Knowledge of and experience with architecture programs is assumed

Duration

2 Days

Outline for The Agile Solution Architecture Program

Chapter 1. The Agile Architecture Process

  • Overview
  • Pre Project Work
  • Motivation for Agile
  • Agile Solution Architecture In Place
  • Agile Process – Big Picture Example
  • Agile Architecture Scenario
  • Criteria for Agile
  • Vision for Agile Products
  • Do the Work
  • Divide and conquer
  • Develop and Test
  • Agile Architect’s Responsibilities
  • Review and React
  • Application Reviews and Reactions
  • Solution Reviews and Reactions
  • Summary - The Agile Architecture Process

Chapter 2. Agile Solution Architecture

  • Overview
  • What is Needed?
  • High Level List
  • Build The Architecture
  • Reference Architecture
  • Glossary
  • Principles & Policies
  • Scenarios
  • Practices
  • Reference Models
  • Components – 1/3
  • Components – 2/3
  • Components – 3/3
  • Requirements and Capabilities – 1/2
  • Requirements and Capabilities – 2/2
  • Patterns
  • Decision Framework
  • Approaches For Governance
  • Using the Agile Solution Architecture
  • Work with an Agile Mindset
  • Summary - Agile Solution Architecture

Chapter 3. Risks With Agile Architecture

  • Overview
  • Risk Perspectives
  • Perspectives for Risks
  • Risks by Categories
  • Scope Risks
  • Resource Risks
  • People and Culture Risks
  • Risks by Levels
  • Top Known Risks
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile Methods Mitigation
  • Principles and Policies
  • Principles and Policies Mitigation
  • Allocation of Resources – 1/2
  • Allocation of Resources – 2/2
  • Allocation of Resources Mitigation
  • Product Selection
  • Product Selection Mitigation
  • Work Habits
  • Work Habits Mitigation
  • Summary - Risks With Agile Architecture

Chapter 4. Succeeding With Agile Architect

  • Overview
  • Role Of Architecture In Agile
  • Architecture
  • Vision vs Goal
  • Visions Or Goals?
  • Agile Architecture Visions
  • Agile Architecture Goals
  • Agile Techniques For Success
  • Agile Techniques
  • Using the Vision
  • Everyone Shares The Vision
  • Iterations Fulfil The Vision
  • Results Align The Vision
  • Producing Continuous Business Value
  • Early and Quick
  • Prioritization
  • Good Enough
  • Fast-Fail
  • Making People Productive
  • Sustainable
  • Self Managed
  • Meaningful Roles
  • Moving From Traditional To Agile Architecture
  • The Work: A Comparison
  • Myths
  • Myth: No More Models
  • Myth: No More Reviews
  • Myth: No More Architects
  • Summary - Succeeding With Agile Architect