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No More Snake Oil: Architecting Agility in a Complex Environment

Posted September 4, 2018 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business & Enterprise Architecture Cutter Business Technology Journal
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The authors point out how the worlds of Agile and architecture can’t quite fit together. To resolve this, they introduce a new architectural approach, asserting that by “architecting for antifragility, busi­nesses can gain real agility and deliver systems with a higher level of quality.” They describe the challenges of complex systems and then define an Antifragile Systems Design process.

About The Author
Barry M. O'Reilly
Barry M. O’Reilly is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture and Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practices. He is the founder of Black Tulip Technology and creator of Antifragile System Design. Previously, he held positions as Chief Architect for Microsoft's Western Europe practice and IDesign, IOT TAP Lead for Microsoft’s Western Europe practice, Worldwide Lead for Microsoft’s… Read More
Gar Mac Críosta
Gar Mac Críosta is the founder of Business Model Adventures and leads IASA Global’s Next Architecture Practice Group. He has facilitated the development of change programs with C-level executives, senior managers, technology leaders, and executives in the areas of business model innovation, digital strategy, architecture, and organizational effectiveness (Lean/Agile) across various indus­tries. Mr. Mac Críosta is a Certified Architect… Read More
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