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Peer Connect Perspectives: How Should Architecture Fit in Agile Development?

Published: 27 June 2019

ID: G00436137

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


As agile adoption becomes mainstream for organizations aiming for greater speed, flexibility and accuracy, Peer Connect members recommend overcoming resistance to architecture in agile development. They offer strategies to integrate architecture while mitigating risks and realizing business value.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Architecture in Agile: Conflict or Mere Confusion?
  • Ensure the Team Understands the Value of Architecture’s Involvement
  • How Does the Architecture Role Change in Agile?
    • Practice 1: Introduce Architects in the Team as Guides Not Custodians
    • Practice 2: Embed EA Requirements Into Agile Team’s Workflows
    • Practice 3: Develop a “Flexible” EA Oversight and Engagement Plan
  • Choose Architecture Structures That Fit Well in Your Setup
  • Key Takeaways
  • Other Resources

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