Becoming an Agile Software Architect

Becoming an Agile Software Architect
  • eBook:
    Becoming an Agile Software Architect: Strategies, practices, and patterns to help architects design continually evolving solutions
  • Author:
    Rajesh R V
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  • Data:
    March 19, 2021
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  • Pages:
    372 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
A guide to successfully operating in a lean-agile organization for solutions architects and enterprise architects

Key Features

  • Develop the right combination of processes and technical excellence to address architectural challenges
  • Explore a range of architectural techniques to modernize legacy systems
  • Discover how to design and continuously improve well-architected sustainable software

Book Description

Many organizations have embraced Agile methodologies to transform their ability to rapidly respond to constantly changing customer demands. However, in this melee, many enterprises often neglect to invest in architects by presuming architecture is not an intrinsic element of Agile software development.
Since the role of an architect is not pre-defined in Agile, many organizations struggle to position architects, often resulting in friction with other roles or a failure to provide a clear learning path for architects to be productive.
This book guides architects and organizations through new Agile ways of incrementally developing the architecture for delivering an uninterrupted, continuous flow of values that meets customer needs. You'll explore various aspects of Agile architecture and how it differs from traditional architecture. The book later covers Agile architects' responsibilities and how architects can add significant value by positioning themselves appropriately in the Agile flow of work. Through examples, you'll also learn concepts such as architectural decision backlog,the last responsible moment, value delivery, architecting for change, DevOps, and evolutionary collaboration.
By the end of this Agile book, you'll be able to operate as an architect in Agile development initiatives and successfully architect reliable software systems.

What you will learn

  • Acquire clarity on the duties of architects in Agile development
  • Understand architectural styles such as domain-driven design and microservices
  • Identify the pitfalls of traditional architecture and learn how to develop solutions
  • Understand the principles of value and data-driven architecture
  • Discover DevOps and continuous delivery from an architect's perspective
  • Adopt Lean-Agile documentation and governance
  • Develop a set of personal and interpersonal qualities
  • Find out how to lead the transformation to achieve organization-wide agility

Who this book is for

This agile study guide is for architects currently working on agile development projects or aspiring to work on agile software delivery, irrespective of the methodology they are using. You will also find this book useful if you're a senior developer or a budding architect looking to understand an agile architect's role by embracing agile architecture strategies and a lean-agile mindset. To understand the concepts covered in this book easily, you need to have prior knowledge of basic agile development practices.


Section 1: Understanding Architecture in the Agile World
Chapter 1: Looking through the Agile Architect's Lens
Chapter 2: Agile Architecture – The Foundation of Agile Delivery

Section 2: Transformation of Architect Roles in Agile
Chapter 3: Agile Architect – The Linchpin of Success
Chapter 4: Agile Enterprise Architect – Connecting Strategy to Code
Chapter 5: Agile Solution Architect – Designing Continuously Evolving Systems

Section 3: Essential Knowledge to Become a Successful Agile Architect
Chapter 6: Delivering Value with New Ways of Working
Chapter 7: Technical Agility with Patterns and Techniques
Chapter 8: DevOps and Continuous Delivery to Accelerate Flow
Chapter 9: Architecting for Quality with Quality Attributes
Chapter 10: Lean Documentation through Collaboration
Chapter 11: Architect as an Enabler in Lean-Agile Governance

Section 4: Personality Traits and Organizational Influence
Chapter 12: Architecting Organizational Agility
Chapter 13: Culture and Leadership Traits

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