Are you an Enterprise or Solution Architect in an enterprise that is going Agile or adopting Scrum? Have you read Who Needs an Architect by Martin Fowler and begun to wonder what you can do as an Architect to help your enterprise realise the value of Agile and Scrum? I believe, even with the Agile concepts of Emergent Design, Iteration and Code Refactoring Architects have a very valuable role to play. There is definitely a place for Architects in Agile projects. To be of most value, we need to change the way we do Architecture. We need to adapt to the Agile way of working. We need to assure our Enterprise Architecture includes platforms and services that facilitate Agile. We need to become Agile Architects. The Agile Architect site is dedicated to forming a community of architects who are passionate about accelerating business value while improving the lives of everyone in our teams through Agile Architecture. A community of Agile Architects. Following the example of The Agile Manifesto, I've developed the Agile Architect's Manifesto as the foundational principle for Agile Architecture.
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Dialog over Diagrams - diagrams are only tools to achieve dialog and the essential sharing of perspectives, concerns and collaboration to form common understanding;
Shared Vision over My Vision - no single person will have a greater vision than that which can be conceived by harnessing the collective wisdom of the team that has aligned goals;
Facilitation over Presentation - a group that has reached a consensus through facilitation will achieve far more than one that has only received a lecture;
Learning over Planning - what is learnt from measurement in real life circumstances, such as the Production Environment, is worth more than what is hypothesised in a plan, model or test; and
Value Delivery over Resource Utilization - recognizes the false economy of multi-tasking and striving for 100% resource utilization at the expense of throughput of high value deliverables.Read more at Why write The Agile Architect Blog?
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