Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Sumo, Architecture, and Enterprise Agile

By | January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Michael Ganchikov Here is a riddle for you: who (or what) is both so strong and solid that it is very hard to move, and yet can move easily at the same time?

The answer: champion sumo wrestler. The other answer: well thought out application architecture.

Why are we talking about 400+ lb Japanese athletes in the context of Agile software development? Let me explain. Read more

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Dealing with architecture on Scrum teams

By | June 30, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Rouslan Minasian
To further explore the discussion about the role of architects on Agile projects that Sergey talks about below, let me share a few ideas that are applicable to smaller and medium sized teams.

Let’s assume you have a Scrum team that needs to build a complex solution. Maybe you need to guarantee 99.999% uptime, or handle 100K concurrent users, or make the application extendable while minimizing maintenance costs. Whatever the complexities may be, let’s look at our options. Read more

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Quick thoughts on architecture in Agile

By | June 29, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Sergei AndrzeevskyIn response to the recent discussion thread on LinkedIn, and to expound on the issues raised therein, here are a few thoughts on the subject of dealing with architecture on Agile projects:

  1. On any complex project that is delivered using an Agile methodology, special effort should be allocated for designing the right architecture, because the textbook understanding of Agile does not provide for it automatically. The actual implementation of this approach will depend on the project at hand.
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