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Advisor

Agile Architecture or “Agile Architecture”?

by Balaji Prasad

If we can stay focused on the intent and spirit behind the words “agile” and “architecture,” maybe we can avoid the cycle of hype and despair, at least as far as agility is concerned. This requires discipline with both words and actions because they are both part of the real world.


Executive Summary

Architecting the Agile Enterprise: Adapting EA for Agile at Scale (Executive Summary)

by Gustav Toppenberg

In today’s business environment, it’s rare to speak with an enterprise leader who is not adopting some form of Agile development practice. Indeed, global companies of every size are adopting Agile practices and principles. However, traditional Agile does not consider enterprise architecture (EA) as a key part of the process and only assumes that architecture guidance is being provided in the background. As we explore in the accompanying Executive Report, EA leaders who have identified the need to change in light of the emergence of Agile have significant opportunities to help Agile projects move more quickly and be more effective.


Executive Report

Architecting the Agile Enterprise: Adapting EA for Agile at Scale

by Gustav Toppenberg

In today’s business environment, it’s rare to speak with an enterprise leader who is not adopting some form of Agile development practice. Indeed, global companies of every size are adopting Agile practices and principles. However, traditional Agile does not consider enterprise architecture (EA) as a key part of the process and only assumes that architecture guidance is being provided in the background. As we explore in this Executive Report, EA leaders who have identified the need to change in light of the emergence of Agile have significant opportunities to help Agile projects move more quickly and be more effective.


Advisor

Is It Time for EA to Become a True Professional Discipline?

by Roger Evernden

Enterprise architecture plays a growing role in strategic discussions and decision-making, and many EA components are no longer contained within a single enterprise because they form part of a much wider environmental, social, or human ecology. In other words, we are at a crucial tipping point for EA, where the decisions that enterprise architects make play a vital role in our collective destinies and futures.


Advisor

The Path to a Successful Business Architecture Practice

by Whynde Kuehn

Establishing a successful, sustainable business architecture practice is a journey that takes time, especially within large organizations. While there are always many ways to achieve an outcome, this Advisor shows a practical and well-tested path to accelerate the process of establishing and maturing a practice.​