Comprehensive Agile Solution Architecture Training

Course #:TP2768

Comprehensive Agile Solution Architecture Training

This course combines “The Agile Solution Architecture Programs” and “The Agile Governance Plan” into an intensive 3-day workshop.

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
• Manage Agile architecture requirements
• Manage Agile architecture stakeholders
• Create an Agile architecture governance plan for continued success

TOPICS

  • The Agile Architecture Process
  • Agile Solution Architecture
  • Risks of Agile Architecture
  • Succeeding with Agile Architecture
  • Agile Architecture Requirements Management:
    • Techniques for dealing with ongoing requirements intake
    • Supporting emerging design with incremental, intentional architecture
  • Agile Architecture Stakeholder Management
    • Team management with a focus on composition strategies to address enterprise realities
    • Strategies to better negotiate schedules and budgets
  • Agile Architecture Governance Framework:
    • Describe emerging Agile architecture governance frameworks
    • Fulfilling Agile architecture principles
    • Agile architecture governance adoption/improvement plans

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

Three days.

Outline of Comprehensive Agile Solution Architecture Training

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

 

Chapter 5. Agile Architecture Requirements Management

  •     Overview
  •     What is Requirements Management?
  •     Definition of Requirements Managements
  •     Architecture Requirements Management
  •     What is Different with Agile?
  •     Agile Architecture Supports Emergent Design
  •     Incremental or Emergent Architecture?
  •     Intentional Architecture!
  •     At the Agile Project Level
  •     Requirement Management and Agile
  •     Techniques for Agile Requirements
  •     Agile Architecture Requirements Process
  •     Architecture Comes First
  •     Pre-project Requirements Discovery
  •     Project Requirements Discovery
  •     New Discoveries
  •     Follow Through on Requirements
  •     Leverage the Backlog
  •     Backlog: Prioritized Style
  •     Backlog: Pool Style
  •     Agile Backlogs
  •     Agile Requirements Management Tools
  •     Summary - Agile Requirements Management

 

 Chapter 6. Agile Architecture Stakeholder Management

  •     Overview
  •     What is Stakeholder Management?
  •     Stakeholder Management Defined
  •     Stakeholder Management for Architecture
  •     Implications of Agile Stakeholder Management
  •     Agile Cultures
  •     What is needed to make Agile work
  •     When Agile does not work
  •     Agile Teams
  •     Agile’s Needs vs Enterprise Realities
  •     Agile Team Composition
  •     Agile Teams for the Enterprise
  •     Architecture Driven
  •     Feature Driven
  •     Reuse Driven
  •     Hybrid
  •     Agile Stakeholder Management Techniques
  •     Agile Stakeholder Challenges
  •     Working Together
  •     Schedules
  •     Budgets
  •     Summary – Stakeholders and Agile

 

 Chapter 7. Agile Architecture Governance Frameworks

  •     Overview
  •     Traditional vs Agile Governance
  •     Governance
  •     Policing vs Empowering
  •     Procedural vs Responsive
  •     Reactive vs Proactive
  •     Agile Governance Frameworks
  •     Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe
  •     Based on Agile Architecture Principles
  •     The SAFe House of Lean
  •     Disciplined Agile Delivery - DAD
  •     DAD’s Hybrid Framework
  •     DAD: Foundation for Scaling Agile
  •     AgilePath
  •     AgilePath’s Event-Driven Governance
  •     AgilePath’s Event-Driven Governance
  •     Agile Governance Characteristics
  •     What’s common?
  •     People Focused
  •     Goal Oriented
  •     Lean in Nature
  •     Agile Governance Components
  •     Governance Components
  •     Principles and Policies
  •     Principles and Policies
  •     Governance Mechanisms
  •     How to Engage
  •     Measuring and Monitoring
  •     Tracking and Reporting
  •     Architecture Inventory
  •     Summary - Governance Framework
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