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Agile Software Architecture by Ivan Mistrik, Alan W. Brown, Muhammad Ali Babar

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Chapter 12

Agile Architecting

Enabling the Delivery of Complex Agile Systems Development Projects

Richard Hopkins* and Stephen Harcombe,    *IBM, Cleveland, UK,    Northwich, Cheshire, UK

Abstract

This chapter looks at the delivery of large, complex system development projects that typically require the development and integration of multiple systems and the coordination of hundreds of individuals. We argue that traditional agile development techniques that persuade against the use of architectures and processes can fail or provide suboptimal delivery in such situations. It is argued that elements of software, infrastructure, and data architecture are necessary prerequisites for the successful delivery of complex agile system development ...

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