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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Enterprise Agile

Architecture vs. Design vs. Agile: What’s the Answer? Prior Year Content

Is architecture the same as preliminary design in agile? It shouldn't be. Do we do architecture up front, then do iterative development after the architecture is done? That is edging back toward waterfall. Can you explain the purpose of the architecture in just two or three statements? Anthony Crain says that when he asks that question, he gets either verbose answers or blank stares. So Anthony shares an elegantly simple two bullet explanation of what an architecture does. Explore the models architects and designers should produce and learn why the models are so important to keep separate. Understand why it is vital to separate functional from nonfunctional requirements and how this affects architecture, design, and even code and test. Explore what a conceptual architectural model should look like vs. a physical one, and for the conceptual design model vs. a physical one—and the timing of all four models. Finally, explore the impact of iterative development on architecture.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Anthony Crain
Anthony Crain, Blue Agility

Since 1999 Anthony Crain has lead enterprise organizational change initiatives for IBM and now for Blue Agility. He is known for his outstanding mentoring and teaching abilities, clearly explaining the practical side to theoretical concepts in an exciting and actionable manner. A dynamic speaker who energizes his audience, Anthony has introduced thousands of people to agile, portfolio management, requirements, architecture, and numerous other engineering topics.

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