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Comprehensive Agile Solution Architecture

This course walks through the steps involved in implementing the Agile Architecture program at the solution architecture level. It starts by looking at the foundational elements required, with...

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$2,390 USD
Course Code TP2768
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom

This course walks through the steps involved in implementing the Agile Architecture program at the solution architecture level. It starts by looking at the foundational elements required, with discussions on how to link with Agile governance in practical ways to support project work. The focus then moves on to examine what has to be done in architecture to ensure success by recognizing and avoiding common pitfalls.

  • Agile Architecture Process
  • Agile Solution Architecture Program
  • Agile Requirements and Stakeholder
  • Agile Architecture Governance Framework
  • Risks with Agile Architecture
  • Succeeding with Agile Architecture

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the elements required for an Agile Architecture practice
  • Understand the risks involved and ways to mitigate the risks to ensure success
  • Manage Agile architecture requirements
  • Manage Agile architecture stakeholders
  • Create an Agile architecture governance plan for continued success

Who Can Benefit

  • Those involved in building the Agile architecture program: Enterprise Architects, Solutions
  • Architects, Domain Architects along with senior domain specialists


  • Knowledge of and experience with architecture programs is required
  • Experience with the software development process is assumed
  • Familiarity with the Agile manifesto and principles is recommended

Course Details

Chapter 1. The Agile Architecture Process


  • Pre Project Work
  • Motivation for Agile

Agile Solution Architecture In Place

  • Agile Process – Big Picture Example
  • Agile Architecture Scenario
  • Criteria for Agile
  • Vision for Agile Products

Do the Work

  • Do the Work
  • Divide and conquer
  • Develop and Test
  • Agile Architect’s Responsibilities
  • Review and React
  • Application Reviews and Reactions
  • Solution Reviews and Reactions


  • Define the Agile Architecture Process
  • Define the Agile Architecture Process – Results

Chapter 2. Agile Solution Architecture


  • What is Needed?
  • High Level List

Build The Architecture

  • Reference Architecture
  • Glossary
  • Principles & Policies
  • Scenarios
  • Practices
  • Reference Models
  • Components
  • Requirements and Capabilities
  • Patterns
  • Decision Framework

Approaches For Governance

  • Using the Agile Solution Architecture
  • Work with an Agile Mindset


  • Implement the Agile Solution Architecture
  • Implement the Agile Solution Architecture – Results

Chapter 3. Agile Architecture Requirements Management


  • 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


  • Work with Agile Architecture Use Cases
  • Work with Agile Architecture Use Cases – Results

Chapter 4. Agile Architecture Stakeholder Management


  • 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


  • Work with Enterprise Realities
  • Work with Enterprise Realities – Results

Chapter 5. Agile Architecture Governance Frameworks


  • 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
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • How to Engage
  • Measuring and Monitoring
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Architecture Inventory


  • Create the Agile Architecture Governance Plan
  • Create the Agile Architecture Governance Plan – Results

Chapter 6. Risks With Agile Architecture


  • Risk Perspectives
  • Perspectives for Risks

Risks by Categories

  • Scope Risks
  • Resource Risks
  • People and Culture Risks

Risks by Levels

  • Top Known Risks
  • Agile Methods – Risks
  • Agile Methods Mitigation
  • Principles and Policies – Risks
  • Principles and Policies Mitigation
  • Allocation of Resources – Risks
  • Allocation of Resources Mitigation
  • Product Selection – Risks
  • Product Selection Mitigation
  • Work Habits – Risks
  • Work Habits Mitigation


  • Mitigate Risks for Agile
  • Mitigate Risks for Agile – Results

Chapter 7. Succeeding With Agile Architecture


  • Role Of Architecture In Agile
  • Architecture
  • Vision vs Goal
  • Visions Or Goals?
  • Agile Architecture Visions
  • Agile Architecture Goals

Agile Techniques For Success

  • Agile Techniques
  • Using the Vision
  • Everyone Shares The Vision
  • Iterations Fulfill The Vision
  • Results Align The Vision
  • Producing Continuous Business Value
  • Early and Quick
  • Prioritization
  • Good Enough
  • Fast-Fail
  • Making People Productive
  • Sustainable
  • Self Managed
  • Meaningful Roles
  • Moving From Traditional To Agile Architecture
  • The Work: A Comparison


  • Myth: No More Models
  • Myth: No More Reviews
  • Myth: No More Architects


  • Set Up for Success
  • Set Up for Success – Results