Agile Architecture emphasizes the minimum amount of design upfront, and focusing on building something and evolving the architecture as our understanding changes.
Architecture in software development is often defined as relationships between the parts in a system. Traditional approaches to software architecture emphasize Big Upfront Design – get it right at the start. The problem, of course, is that requires us to foresee all architectural considerations (scale, security, fault tolerance, fault recovery) at the moment when our understanding of our problems is at its weakest. Agile Architecture allows for the design to evolve and adapt as more is learned about what is needed.
(Hint: when searching for more ideas, consider using the term: “Evolutionary Architecture”)
- An Agile Approach to Software Architecture
- Architecture & Design
- Characteristics of Evolutionary Architectures
- Evolutionary Architecture with Patrick Kua (YouTube)
- Summary of Building Evolutionary Architectures
AGILE ARCHITECTURE AKA EMERGENT ARCHITECTURE BOOKS
Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.
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