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

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Chapter 13

Building a Platform for Innovation

Architecture and Agile as Key Enablers

Peter Eeles,    IBM, London, UK

Abstract

Organizations must adapt to survive, and their ability to change and innovate is driven by two key enablers - architecture and agile. Based on practical experiences of working with several clients adopting both architecture and agile practices, the author sheds light on those factors that resulted in successful transformations and the creation of a platform for innovation. The author concludes that architecture and agile practices are complementary and that their successful introduction within an organization is not just technical in nature, but also requires a focus on people and appropriate techniques for managing ...

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