Industry and government stakeholders continue to demand increasingly rapid innovation and the ability to adjust products and systems to emerging needs. Amid all the enthusiasm for using Agile practices to meet these needs, the critical role of the underlying architecture is often overlooked.
Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, and Ipek Ozkaya explore the confluence of agility and architecture in an article in the December issue of CrossTalk. See Enabling Agility Through Architecture (PDF). The article presents insights from an independent research and development project conducted at the SEI on communicating the value of architecting within Agile development.