In the quest for more flexibility, business alignment and speed, enterprise ITs worldwide are adopting SOA to guide their new generation of enterprise architectures. At the same time the constant realignment demanded on enterprise software to fulfill business changes is putting more pressure on IT to replace long winded projects with short, incremental releases delivered using Agile Methodologies. In this talk we will leverage on the experience of delivering more than 500 agile projects in 16 industries to describe the good and the bad of agile when deployed strategically across the enterprise. We will also present several examples of the way enterprises have converted their enterprise architectures using SOA principles to cope with an agile approach to software delivery.
This presentation was delivered during the Finco 2010 conference, organized by the Sonae Group.