Enterprise architects, information architects, solution architects, lead developers, information analysts, and any person working on the line of business and IT who works (or will be working) in an organization that makes use of Agile development methods
Agile system development is here to stay. More and more businesses start using Agile as a methodology and the results are very positive. But adopting Agile is not a task to be taken lightly. From experience, we know that organizations face a number of challenges, like:
- It is difficult for the business to put together a good product backlog.
- Software is developed, but does not seem to go live.
- Teams depend on each others’ results.
- Software is not refactored, therefore the architectural debt increases.
- There is not enough focus on the non-functional requirements.
Architectural pictures differ a great deal from reality.
These challenges are often caused by the way the architectural role is organized. In this Fast Track we teach architects working in an Agile environment how to fill in their role, and face these challenges. At the end of this training the attendee can, as an architect, add value to Agile system development.
During this training the attendee will learn how architecture evolves and what is the best way to handle this, which tasks within an Agile organization belong to responsibility of the architect and how the architect can fulfill them (including how to handle outsourcing partners). He or she will also learn how to apply methods and techniques that become more important, like landscape photo’s, kanban applications architecture, simple architectures, just enough architecture, architectural spikes and EVO. And which soft skills have to be trained to work more effectively, like creating support, selling architecture and the communication with various stakeholders.
Besides theory and a see through of the covering framework, the training will mostly consist of exercises, cases and other practical methods.