XP Meetup - Software Architecture versus Agile - panel

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  • Eamonn J. Casey
  • Magnus Green
  • Robert Smallshire
  • Simon Brown
  • Thor Henning Hetland (Totto)

Start about 19:00 and end at 20:00

The opening question:

  • The conflict between agile and architecture – is it a myth or reality? (5 min each included your own introductions)
  1. IASA Norway Manifest
  2. "Must make sense/give value to the team within 3 sprints"-rule
  3. "Starting out on the right foot" - rule (especially when creating solutions different from previous experience (mainly non-functional requirement game"

It's nice if you manage to discuss these issues:

  • What kind of signal is telling you that it to much architecture
  1. The developers loose the functional focus/mindset
  2. Meeting explosion
  3. Impediense explosion
  4. non-functional sprints
  • What kind of signal is telling you that it is insufficient architecture
  1. The backlog includes lots of optimizations for non-functional requirements
  2. The tough/high risk task are delayed to future sprints
  3. The code consist of many way to do the same thing, where none is a good solutions (workarounds)
  4. non-functional sprints
  • What do you see as the minimum requirement of artifacts you need to make the correct solution
  1. None
  • What do you hope will happen with Architecture in software project in the future.
  1. Informed discussions and decisions of the options
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