Architecture for the Agile Enterprise

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 ArchitectureA 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.

Dialog over Diagrams

diagrams are only tools to achieve dialog and the essential sharing of perspectives, concerns and collaboration to form common understanding;

Learn more or simply follow our articles below on Dialog over Diagrams

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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;

Learn more or simply follow our articles below on Shared Vision over My Vision

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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;

Learning over Planning is about the importance of adjusting. Kaizen - the Japanese art of continuous improvement. Avoiding the Ivory Tower comfort zone.
Do your architects know how many Sev 1 outages your company has suffered this past year and what caused them?

Learn more or simply follow our articles below on Learning over Planning

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Facilitation over Presentation

a group that has reached a consensus through facilitation will achieve far more than one that has only received a lecture;

Learn more or simply follow our articles below on Facilitation

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Value Delivery

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.

Learn more or simply follow our articles below on Value Delivery

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About The Agile Architect

The Agile Architect is dedicated to releasing the potential of Information Technology Teams and especially Architects, by applying Agile Principles and Disciplines to Enterprise and Solution Architecture. The message is summed up in What Really Matters about Agile.  That is, we hope the writings of The Agile Architect, will
help you:

  1. Accelerate value to your business customer; and
  2. Improve the lives of the technology people involved in that delivery.
This goal is achieved by doing Architecture a new way.  The Agile Way.  Based on the The Agile Architect's Manifesto which I adapted from the The Agile Manifesto as follows:

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.

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