ASAS 2013 - There's no architecture, only business

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ASAS 2013 - There's no architecture, only business

  1. 1. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved There is no Architecture, Only Business Eric Lopes Cardozo eric@bureauleeghwater.nl
  2. 2. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGhitecure!
  3. 3. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Some Architecture related Phobia’s • Cyberphobia – Fear of computers • Decidophobia – Fear of making decisions • Ergophobia – Fear of work • Neophobia – Fear of newness, novelty • Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society • Bibliophobia – Fear of books • Scriptophobia – Fear of writing in public • Kakorrhaphiophobia – Fear of failing • Katagelophobia – Fear of ridicule • Mythophobia – Fear of false statements
  4. 4. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Architecture according to Wikipedia • A general term to describe buildings and other physical structures. • The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures. • The style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures. • The practice of the architect, where architecture means the offering or rendering of professional services in connection with the design and construction of buildings, or built environments. • The design activity of the architect, from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture).
  5. 5. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Architecture = Ambiguity
  6. 6. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved …  Another go  … Architecture is a set of design decisions, including their rationale* *Adapted from P. Kruchten, The Rational Unified Process, 1998
  7. 7. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Take the wheelbarrow test
  8. 8. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Architecture = “Nominalisation” = Verb turned into noun Architecting
  9. 9. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved …  After a few site visits …
  10. 10. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Emerging or Submerging architectureing? Agilistas BDUFistas
  11. 11. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Architecture Architecting is a risk- and cost management discipline
  12. 12. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved BDUF vs. Emerging Architecture Make design decisions as we go Make design decisions before we go Maximize benefits by delivering functionality Minimize cost by prevent making mistakes Delight the customer In order to In order to In order to In order to
  13. 13. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved BDUF vs. Emerging Architecture Make design decisions as we go Make design decisions before we go Maximize benefits by delivering functionality Minimize cost by prevent making mistakes Delight the customer In order to In order to In order to In order to Because the real requirements are unknown or unstable Because some decisions are in practice irreversible Because executable software is more valuable than design Because fixing in design time is cheaper than while coding Because all requirements are of equal risk level and complexity
  14. 14. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved
  15. 15. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved In the mean time in reality…… Source: Capers Jones http://www.infoq.com/articles/evaluating-agile-software-methodologies
  16. 16. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Scope of Architecting Enterprise Architecting - business system - Software Architecting - software system - …………
  17. 17. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Determine Investment Mix Set Strategy Sustain the Business Commercialize Ideas Product Management Operationalize Ideas Maintain Product Develop Product Aligned Architecting Executives Business Units Portfolios Teams
  18. 18. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Aligned Architecting
  19. 19. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Balanced Story Flow Architectural Commercial
  20. 20. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Sources of Architectural Initiatives • Enable Business with new Technology • Solve problems with existing solutions – Decrease Risk levels – Drive TCO down – Increase Quality levels There is no Architecture, Only Business
  21. 21. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Parting thoughts • Architecting should not be ignored of forgotten • Fail forward towards succes • There is no failure, only feedback • Without feedback architecting is developing a theory • Dare to be accountable and measure • The real work is done at the team level
  22. 22. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved
  23. 23. Copyright © 2013 Bureau Leeghwater. All rights reserved Eric Lopes Cardozo Bureau Leeghwater Innovative Solutions & Projects Eric Lopes Cardozo Reach me at eric@bureauleeghwater.nl

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