The SevenVirtues of Lean Architects<br />Gerard Janssen – Xebia Knowledge Exchange – 2010 May 25th<br />
Virtues keep us straight. butarchitectscanbendreality<br />
1: KnowYour Stuff.Useyourbrain, notyourimagination<br />
StayCurrent.But keep reality in mind<br />
2. Knowyour business.Createsuitable and sensiblesolutions<br />
3. SimplicityRules.Goodsolutionswork, simplesolutionsworkbetter<br />
4. Communicate. Like your success depends on it<br />
Communicate Up:	Show ‘emwho is boss.<br />
Communicate Wide:	Spread the word.<br />
5: Pragmatize.Youcan’talways have ityourway<br />
6. Have a vision.You Are GonnaNeedSomething (YAGNS)<br />
7. Focus.The Solution is out there, and so is a lot of other crap<br />
Results matter 	and so do results<br />
Keeping it tangible: hold on<br />
The anti hero of finality<br />
TOWARDS A ViRTuOuS Architecture<br />Gerard Janssen – Xebia Knowledge Exchange – 2010 May 25th<br />
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The seven virtues of lean architects

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This is a 6 minutes presentation on the virtues of Lean Architects. It was given in pecha kucha style on an internal knowledge session at Xebia. It describes the essence of what it means to be an architect without saying anything about architecture.

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The seven virtues of lean architects

  1. 1. The SevenVirtues of Lean Architects<br />Gerard Janssen – Xebia Knowledge Exchange – 2010 May 25th<br />
  2. 2. Virtues keep us straight. butarchitectscanbendreality<br />
  3. 3. 1: KnowYour Stuff.Useyourbrain, notyourimagination<br />
  4. 4. StayCurrent.But keep reality in mind<br />
  5. 5. 2. Knowyour business.Createsuitable and sensiblesolutions<br />
  6. 6. 3. SimplicityRules.Goodsolutionswork, simplesolutionsworkbetter<br />
  7. 7. 4. Communicate. Like your success depends on it<br />
  8. 8. Communicate Up: Show ‘emwho is boss.<br />
  9. 9. Communicate Wide: Spread the word.<br />
  10. 10. 5: Pragmatize.Youcan’talways have ityourway<br />
  11. 11. 6. Have a vision.You Are GonnaNeedSomething (YAGNS)<br />
  12. 12. 7. Focus.The Solution is out there, and so is a lot of other crap<br />
  13. 13. Results matter and so do results<br />
  14. 14. Keeping it tangible: hold on<br />
  15. 15. The anti hero of finality<br />
  16. 16. TOWARDS A ViRTuOuS Architecture<br />Gerard Janssen – Xebia Knowledge Exchange – 2010 May 25th<br />

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