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Agile Development Organizations Must Define the Role of the Application Architect

Published: 22 August 2016

ID: G00303580

Analyst(s): Keith Mann


Agile teams often neglect application architecture, leading to applications that are difficult to maintain, operate, integrate, enhance and reuse. Application development leaders must define a role for application architecture and architects in agile methodologies to create sustainable applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Application Architect Is the Advocate for the Product Value Stream
  • Application Architecture Provides the Principles and Patterns Upon Which Solutions Are Based
  • Application Architecture Maintains the High-Level View of the Product Backlog

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