Architecture for Agile Projects Extended Training

Duration: 
4 days
Codes: 
TP2780

Overview

This course combines “Architecture for Agile Projects” and “The Agile Governance Plan” into a comprehensive 4-day workshop.

Audience

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

Skills Gained

  • At the end of the training, practitioners will be able to:
  • Describe where and how Agile is best used
  • Identify what resources are needed
  • Discuss the relationship between Agile software development and architecture
  • Explain the role and deliverables of the Agile Architect
  • Manage Agile architecture requirements
  • Manage Agile architecture stakeholders
  • Create an Agile architecture governance plan for continued success
  • The Agile Architecture Process
  • Agile Solution Architecture
  • Risks of Agile Architecture
  • Succeeding with Agile Architecture
  • 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
  • Techniques for dealing with ongoing requirements intake
  • Supporting emerging design with incremental, intentional architecture
  • Team management with a focus on composition strategies to address enterprise realities
  • Strategies to better negotiate schedules and budgets
  • Describe emerging Agile architecture governance frameworks
  • Fulfilling Agile architecture principles
  • Agile architecture governance adoption/improvement plans

Prerequisites

“Introduction to Agile Architecture” or similar experience.

Four days

Course Outline

Outline of Architecture for Agile Projects - Extended 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

Chapter 5. 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
  • Summary - Agile Requirements Management

Chapter 6. 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
  • Summary – Stakeholders and Agile

Chapter 7. 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
  • Agile Governance Characteristics
  • What's common?
  • People Focused
  • Goal Oriented
  • Lean in Nature
  • Agile Governance Components
  • Governance Components
  • Governance Mechanisms
  • How to Engage
  • Measuring and Monitoring
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • Architecture Inventory
  • Summary - Governance Framework

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