Agile development has become the norm for software development. But true business agility requires more than having a bunch of scrum teams. Moreover, if you only focus on the small-scale kind of agility provided by agile software development, you might miss the forest for the trees: why do you want to be agile as an enterprise, and what does that require?
An enterprise is more than just a bunch of local developments by small teams. The pieces of the puzzle that these teams work on must fit together somehow. And hopefully there is a vision of the future, a business and IT strategy, a set of goals that the organization aims for. That is where Enterprise Architecture enters the stage.
Both approaches have their merits and shortcomings. Classical EA may lead to slow and bureaucratic organizations that don’t know how to move with the times, and only having a horde of scrum teams without some integrative, overarching approach may lead to a disconnected IT landscape consisting of agile silos. However, if we build on the strengths of both approaches, we can create enterprises that move as a united whole without having a central, command-and-control management that stifles local development and innovation.
In this webinar, we will show how EA processes such as the TOGAF® ADM can be connected to agile development processes. Moreover, we will describe how to use Enterprise Architecture as a "knowledge hub" to connect various disciplines involved in change in your organization.
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Reference D133 Author(s) Marc Lankhorst (BiZZdesign) Published 9 Jul 2015 Duration 1 hour 2 minutes Type Webinars Subject Architecture