Robert L. Nord is a senior member of the technical staff at the SEI. Dr. Nord is engaged in activities focusing on Agile and architecting at scale and works to develop and communicate effective methods and practices for software architecture. His collaboration with Philippe Kruchten and Ipek Ozkaya is helping shape the research agenda on technical debt. He is coauthor of the practitioner-oriented books Applied Software Architecture and Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyondand lectures on architecture-centric approaches. Dr. Nord is a member of the steering committee of the WICSA Conference series, in addition to organizing events at software engineering, Agile, and architecture venues. He earned a PhD in computer science from CMU and is a distinguished member of the ACM. He can be reached at rn[at]sei[dot]cmu[dot]edu.