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Be an agile architect
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    • 1. February 4, 2013 1
    • 2.  Agile Architecture – 15 Minutes  Game Definition – 15 Minutes  Round One – 30 Minutes  Debrief – 10 Minutes  Round Two – 25 Minutes  Debrief – 25 MinutesFebruary 4, 2013 2
    • 3.  International Standard Definition:  The fundamental concepts or properties of a system in its environment embodied in its elements, relationships, and in the principles of its design and evolution. Source: http://www.iso-architecture.org/42010/defining-architecture.htmlFebruary 4, 2013 3
    • 4.  Functional Definition:  Architecture provides a vision and path for the creation of services and applications which conform to the fundamental principles of the system’s design.February 4, 2013 4
    • 5.  Every system has an architecture  Every system needs a shared vision Agile Architecture is deciding when you conceive the architecture and how you will share it?February 4, 2013 5
    • 6. SYSTEM COMPLEXITY HIGH Architect Architect Just-In-Time Early Emergent Architect LOW Architecture Just-In-Time SMALL < 10 LARGE > 50 TEAM SIZEFebruary 4, 2013 6
    • 7. SYSTEM COMPLEXITY Verbal HIGH And Document Document Document LOW Verbal And Verbal SMALL < 10 LARGE > 50 TEAM SIZEFebruary 4, 2013 7
    • 8.  Conway’s Law  Your architecture will resemble your organization  Therefore, as an architect you should:  Provide for loose coupling  Preserve optionality  Design for reuse  Create APIs and SLAsFebruary 4, 2013 8
    • 9.  Architects provide the technical background for business decisions  Every decision involves tradeoffs:  Jumping on short-term business benefits creates technical debt  Pursuing a tactical upgrade postpones rebuilding from scratch  Preventing hacks means spending time enforcing the architectureFebruary 4, 2013 9
    • 10. February 4, 2013 10
    • 11.  Define how you architect, for example:  DRY – Don’t Repeat Yourself  Single Responsibility  Test Driven  Hands-on, no ivory tower architects  Continuous Everything  Developer to Production Tools  Empowered Teams  Agile ManifestoFebruary 4, 2013 11
    • 12. February 4, 2013 12
    • 13.  Be the architect, but architect as a team "An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of bullsh*t." ~ General George S. PattonFebruary 4, 2013 13
    • 14.  Make decisions, now! “Be willing to make decisions. Thats the most important quality in a good leader.” ~ General George S. PattonFebruary 4, 2013 14
    • 15.  Provide a vision, not micro-management “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” ~ General George S. PattonFebruary 4, 2013 15
    • 16.  Plan, but not too much “A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.” ~ General George S. PattonFebruary 4, 2013 16
    • 17.  Listen to your people “A leader is a [person] who can adapt principles to circumstances.” ~ General George S. PattonFebruary 4, 2013 17

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