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Tuesday, May 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop: Architecture in an Agile World (Dennis Mancl, Steven Fraser, Werner Wild)

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The world is moving faster than ever, and our software development techniques are struggling to keep up. We feel we need to have an agile feature set, but without a well-defined and understandable architecture, we feel like everything is in chaos. How do we manage the balance between architecture and agility?

This half-day workshop will be an exploration of the issues and obstacles doing agile development in an environment where we also need to have a sound architecture. Some of the issues are "cultural" -- how to get architects and agilists to communicate and work together effectively. Other issues are technical -- building the right lightweight architectural artifacts that still permit developers to explore and experiment. The workshop will create a report based on the conclusions of the workshop participants.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding some of the risks and opportunities of blending agile and architecture-driven methods
  • Learn how architects establish credibility with agile development team members and how agilists can negotiate with architects
  • Discover some of the “good practices” that should be part of the toolkit of agilists and architects

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Steven Fraser

Impresario & Principal Consultant, Innoxec (Innovation Executive Services)
Steven Fraser is based in Silicon Valley and has served as an innovation catalyst with global influence for HP, Cisco, Qualcomm, and Nortel. In addition to a year as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) consulting on domain engineering... Read More →
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Dennis Mancl

MSWX Software Experts
Dennis worked in software development in telecom for many years - he is an advocate for agile methods, and he has been involved in coaching for requirements modeling, software architecture planning, and legacy software techniques.
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Werner Wild

Agile & Lean in Practice

Tuesday May 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
E-2024 (2nd Floor)