Agile Design and Architecture

2 days


This two day course examines the roles, responsibilities and practices of architects and designers working on Agile projects.

Agile is not about doing a big design up-front, but neither is it about doing no design up-front. While we defer design decisions that don't need to be made early, there are other aspects of the systems that need to be established early. This course looks at the implications of Agile for architects and designers.

One such implication is technical leadership, which should be demonstrated by architects and designers in particular. This course investigates what technical leadership looks like, the character of a technical leader, and what skills are required.

Another implication concerns what work is done and when. This starts with enterprise and domain architecture - what is the big picture required in an Agile environment. Then comes solution and software architecture in a project-based workflow - what architecture and design effort is needed throughout each step of an Agile project.

As part of the above, the course also covers the principles of good architectures and designs.


  • Architects, designers and senior developers looking to understand their role and practices in an Agile environment.
  • Iteration managers, project managers and scrum masters wanting to understand how the technical requirements underpin an Agile project.

Skills Gained

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Appreciate why we need architecture and design in an Agile environment.
  • Know what Agile architecture looks like.
  • Understand the nature and role of technical leadership.
  • Be able to identify good architectural and design practices.
  • Know when to carry out architecture and design work.


Some understanding of Agile principles and practices would be beneficial. For an introduction to Agile practices, see our Introduction to Agile course or our ICAgile accredited Agile Fundamentals course.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite2 1000 £1000 2019-05-23