One frequent criticism of early agile models (like Scrum), was the lack of focus on traditional architecture. Agile eschewed big up front design, and therefore by extension frowned on creation of monolithic architectures prior to development. They went so far as to coin a phrase "Emergent Architecture" to describe and perhaps even justify the act of leaping into development of something which you could later refactor instead of spending valuable time considering options that didn't produce immediate customer value.
Perhaps it was due to the scale of those early Agile projects that this devaluation of architecture got its start. But it has proven to be a consistent sticking-point in Agile adoptions for large-scale projects across an Enterprise.
Whether accomplished via Lean Architecture, or one of the newer evolved frameworks like Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), architecture is coming back on the scene with a vengeance.
Are you prepared to welcome our old friend into the team collaboration room?
In this session, we will explore several aspects of architecture in agile environments through a series of lightning talks that will combine real-life experience with theory.
Come join us for an evening of lively discussion and knowledge sharing.
Food will be provided during the networking period.
- You can park in any of the open parking lots surrounding the building. The covered parking is not available for visitors.
- 6:00 - 6:30 Networking and dinner will take place in the building lobby (the lobby doors lock at 6:30, so we will keep the networking portion of the event in the lobby so we can admit stragglers.)
- 6:30 - 8:00 Presentation/Discussion (at 6:30, we'll proceed upstairs to the Gogo offices conference room for the presentation.)
- 8:00 - 8:30 Additional breakout sessions/discussions
Your admission includes food and refreshments which will be provided during the Networking period.