The Agile Solution Architecture Program Training

2 days


This course walks through the steps involved in implementing the Agile Architecture program at the solution architecture level. It starts by looking at the foundation 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. There is a mixture of lectures and exercises providing the necessary tools and knowledge to put the concepts into practice.


Those involved in building the Agile architecture program: Enterprise Architects, Solutions Architects, Application Architects and other domain architects.

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

Day 1 – The Foundation

  • The Agile Architecture Process
  • Agile Solution Architecture

Day 2 – The Reality, Risks, and Recommendations

  • Risks of Agile Architecture
  • Succeeding with Agile Architecture


“Introduction to Agile Architecture” or similar experience. Knowledge of and experience with architecture programs is assumed

2 Days

Course Outline

Outline of The Agile Solution Architecture Program Training Chapter 1. The Agile Architecture Process

  • Overview
  • 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
  • Divide and conquer
  • Develop and Test
  • Agile Architect's Responsibilities
  • Review and React
  • Application Reviews and Reactions
  • Solution Reviews and Reactions
  • Summary - The Agile Architecture Process

Chapter 2. Agile Solution Architecture

  • What is Needed?
  • High Level List
  • Build The Architecture
  • Reference Architecture
  • Glossary
  • Principles & Policies
  • Scenarios
  • Practices
  • Reference Models
  • Components – 1/3
  • Components – 2/3
  • Components – 3/3
  • Requirements and Capabilities – 1/2
  • Requirements and Capabilities – 2/2
  • Patterns
  • Approaches For Governance
  • Using the Agile Solution Architecture
  • Work with an Agile Mindset
  • Summary - Agile Solution Architecture

Chapter 3. 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
  • Agile Methods Mitigation
  • Principles and Policies
  • Principles and Policies Mitigation
  • Allocation of Resources – 1/2
  • Allocation of Resources – 2/2
  • Allocation of Resources Mitigation
  • Product Selection
  • Product Selection Mitigation
  • Work Habits
  • Work Habits Mitigation
  • Summary - Risks With Agile Architecture

Chapter 4. Succeeding With Agile Architect

  • 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 Fulfil 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
  • Myths
  • Myth: No More Models
  • Myth: No More Reviews
  • Myth: No More Architects
  • Summary - Succeeding With Agile Architect

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