Last november I attended the very interesting LAC conference (the Dutch conference on enterprise architecture). The theme this year was “The Open Architect”.
Looking back at the conference and the different talks, one can clearly see that agile principles have been infiltrating the enterprise architecture world. Here are a few examples…
Several years ago I picked up a copy of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great at a used bookstore. I’ll be honest, the main reason I bought it was that it was cheap. Yep. That and the fact I liked Pragmatic Thinking and The Pragmatic Programmer so much, two other books from the same series.
After reading it, I remember not being overly convinced and my general opinion was that it was a bit shallow and obvious. Not on par with those other books from the Pragmatic Bookshelf I read previously anyway. I put it on my shelf and never really used it again.
A few weeks ago I agreed to lead a retrospective for an Avisi team I used to be a member of. Knowing the team and their circumstances so well, I felt comfortable to finally try to use Agile Retrospectives for real…
Have you ever wondered why there is no platform focused on agile software architecture? Have you ever felt the need to share knowledge, ask questions and discuss about these subjects together with other experts?
Well, we did!
Therefore, on September 19, 2012, Avisi presents the:
Not only at Avisi, but throughout the entire software industry, we noticed the need of creating a platform for the software architect in an agile environment. The symposium will focus on new development in software architecture and software architecture in agile projects.
Some interesting (international) speakers will be there to share their knowledge, answer question en discuss about several subjects within software architecture.
Feel free to contact us for more information on the symposium and stay posted by following the symposium website and twitter @Avisi_IT #ASAS2012
This is an opportunity to share knowledge of this important subject and make a difference in our industry! Please register online, to make sure there’s a spot for you at the Agile Software Architecture Symposium of 2012!
We’ll see you there!
User stories are just another way to gather requirements. It is certainly a recommended technique if you are working in an agile environment. User stories are becoming more and more popular.
So what are they?
On October 19th and 20th I attended the Software Architect 2011 conference in London. The conference was intended for technical architects and the published list of topics really made me want to go there to get some fresh ideas and inspiration about development in general and technical architecture in particular.