Antoine Lonjon is Chief Innovation Officer at MEGA International. He has contributed to the foundation of the HOPEX enterprise architecture toolset and is also involved in standard organizations, such as the OMG and the Open Group.
Agile at scale: architecture in the age of complexity
There is no doubt that the agile trend is having a profound effect on software development practices, as well as on the organization of IT departments and beyond; Antoine will discuss how the EA discipline itself is being deeply challenged by this agile manifesto, and how it manifests a shift of focus from the traditional command and control organization of work, to the organization of purposes.
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on
the right, we value the items on the left more.
Venerable EA frameworks and methods such as SADT and its successors such as ArchiMate are shaken to their very foundations, not to mention TOGAF in its 9.x versions. This trend is not specific to IT and shares common ground with the Lean Management and Design thinking mindset. All share the idea that smaller is better whether it enables agile delivery, persistent improvement, or solution thinking.
The presentation is in English
Firma: MEGA International
Position: Chief Innovation Officer