Keynote: Agile Dev Practices 2013
Adam Boczek, codecentric – “Agile Architecture – Yet Another Oxymoron?”
We at codecentric, as a technically focused agile organization, get in our projects quite often confronted with the assessment of a customer’s software architecture, or more precisely with the assessment of the existing solution architecture. In many cases it is ok for us to stay in this technical scope and not to touch other, much wider architectural concepts like e.g. enterprise architecture. However, due to the fact, that more and more organizations want to transform to a more agile organization, the alignment between IT and Business, and thus between IT-architecture and Business-architecture becomes much more relevant for us in our projects than in the past and causes many questions to arise. Can we talk in this context about agile architecture? And if so, is it a model of a system or maybe just a process of creating it? Or maybe both? How long can I delay my architectural decisions? Can I refactor my agile architecture? And so on…
In this talk I won’t give you perfect answers to all these questions, however I’m pretty sure I will open your eyes and let you create your own point of view.