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The Agile Governance Plan

This course takes the next step to improve architecture work for Agile projects. Agile presents unique sets of challenges for managing both requirements and stakeholders, requiring responsive and...

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$770 USD
Course Code TP2691
Duration 1 day
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course takes the next step to improve architecture work for Agile projects. Agile presents unique sets of challenges for managing both requirements and stakeholders, requiring responsive and supporting governance. It is a mixture of lectures and exercises providing opportunities to put into practice industry recommended approaches.

  • Agile Architecture Requirements Management:
  • Techniques for dealing with ongoing requirements intake
  • Supporting emerging design with incremental, intentional architecture
  • Agile Architecture Stakeholder Management
  • Team management with a focus on composition strategies to address enterprise realities
  • Strategies to better negotiate schedules and budgets
  • Agile Architecture Governance Framework:
  • Describe emerging Agile architecture governance frameworks
  • Fulfilling Agile architecture principles
  • Agile architecture governance adoption/improvement plans

Skills Gained

At the end of the training, practitioners will be able to:

  • Manage Agile architecture requirements
  • Manage Agile architecture stakeholders
  • Create an Agile architecture governance plan for continued success

Who Can Benefit

Those involved in Agile projects Architects, Software Development Team Leads, Technical leads, Agile team members, Business stakeholders.


“Architecture for Agile Projects” or “The Agile Solution Architecture Program” or similar experience.

Course Details


Chapter 1. Agile Architecture Requirements Management

  • Overview
  • What is Requirements Management?
  • Definition of Requirements Managements
  • Architecture Requirements Management
  • What is Different with Agile?
  • Agile Architecture Supports Emergent Design
  • Incremental or Emergent Architecture?
  • Intentional Architecture!
  • At the Agile Project Level
  • Requirement Management and Agile
  • Techniques for Agile Requirements
  • Agile Architecture Requirements Process
  • Architecture Comes First
  • Pre-project Requirements Discovery
  • Project Requirements Discovery
  • New Discoveries
  • Follow Through on Requirements
  • Leverage the Backlog
  • Backlog: Prioritized Style
  • Backlog: Pool Style
  • Agile Backlogs
  • Agile Requirements Management Tools
  • Summary - Agile Requirements Management

Chapter 2. Agile Architecture Stakeholder Management

  • Overview
  • What is Stakeholder Management?
  • Stakeholder Management Defined
  • Stakeholder Management for Architecture
  • Implications of Agile Stakeholder Management
  • Agile Cultures
  • What is needed to make Agile work
  • When Agile does not work
  • Agile Teams
  • Agile’s Needs vs Enterprise Realities
  • Agile Team Composition
  • Agile Teams for the Enterprise
  • Architecture Driven
  • Feature Driven
  • Reuse Driven
  • Hybrid
  • Agile Stakeholder Management Techniques
  • Agile Stakeholder Challenges
  • Working Together
  • Schedules
  • Budgets
  • Summary – Stakeholders and Agile

Chapter 3. Agile Architecture Governance Frameworks

  • Overview
  • Traditional vs Agile Governance
  • Governance
  • Policing vs Empowering
  • Procedural vs Responsive
  • Reactive vs Proactive
  • Agile Governance Frameworks
  • Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe
  • Based on Agile Architecture Principles
  • The SAFe House of Lean
  • Disciplined Agile Delivery - DAD
  • DAD’s Hybrid Framework
  • DAD: Foundation for Scaling Agile
  • AgilePath
  • AgilePath’s Event-Driven Governance
  • AgilePath’s Event-Driven Governance
  • Agile Governance Characteristics
  • What’s common?
  • People Focused
  • Goal Oriented
  • Lean in Nature
  • Agile Governance Components
  • Governance Components
  • Principles and Policies
  • Principles and Policies
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • How to Engage
  • Measuring and Monitoring
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Architecture Inventory
  • Summary - Governance Framework
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