I have developed a new Agile training: Agile Architecture. Agile Developement and (Enterprise) Architecture seem at odds with each other. Some say the activities of the (Enterprise)  Architectect are You AIN’T Gone Need it (YAGNI) or Big Design Up Front. Some go even further, proposing “Who Needs an Architect”.

Enterprise Architecture on the other side […]

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Mike van Alst and I had a inspiring dinner last night on Architecture and Agility.

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This weekend I got an email from X (Chris Verhoef). He noticed I used the research of the Chaos Report and his research in a blog post. Chris and J. Laurenz Eveleens wrote an article in IEEE Software (January and February issue) on the Chaos Report. They stated; “Although the Standish Group’s Chaos reports […]

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There has been a great discussion in one of the linkedIn group on Agile BI, Scrum and BI  and Datavault architecture.

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For the fourth year the State of Agile Development survey was conducted. This year’s survey saw 2,570 participants from 88 countries share their experiences. Survey questions range from size of organization to individual practices utilized.

The interesting results were:
– more companies adopt Scrum
– most follow the Scrum implementation.
– less […]

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IT projects still have an interesting track record. The chaos report (2009) from the Standish Group reports 32 % of IT projects are successful, 44% are challenged and 24 % fail.  Small projects (< 500 $) are more successful and big projects tend to fail more.  None over 10 M $ are successful. These figures […]

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Julian Simpson just published a video with the discussion about building pipelines I mentioned in a recent post.
Great work Julian! 🙂

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CITCON Europe 2009 was hosted at L’Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris. It was great ISEP made it possible to organize this conference. They also sponsored the food and drinks. During lunch in the basement I came across these posters. 

Great ambitions….

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Scrum and Architecture is a combination that looks suspicious. One of the first principles of Scrum is no Big Up Front Design (BDUF) and architectural designs tend to be big. They can be usefull. A short readable paragraph on architectural principles in the Vision document is a good starting punt. Next in sprint zero the […]

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On CITCON Europe 2009 I attended a Open Space presented by Chris Read. He has great view on CI and building pipelines (deployment). Recently I found his presentation. Kent Beck made a nice presentation on accelerate deployment. I must for multi team scrum projects.

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