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

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Chapter 15

Architecture as a Key Driver for Agile Success

Experiences at Aviva UK

Ben Isotta-Riches and Janet Randell,    Aviva, Norwich, UK

Abstract

Large enterprise organizations are increasingly turning to the use of agile approaches for their information technology (IT) development and are encountering a range of challenges that were not faced by the early, usually smaller, agile adopters. Enterprise-scale organizations frequently have complex organizational structures and complex IT estates, including a mix of legacy and modern applications. Both of these attributes have a negative impact on the ease with which agile principles and practices can be applied. This chapter describes the experiences of Aviva UK during our early agile transformation ...

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