Category Archives: Enterprise Architecture


On August 8th I facilitated a workshop at Agile 2018 that focused on agile architecture. I promised everyone, we had over 150 people in the workshop, that I would post the pictures of their strategy canvases online so that they Read more…


Reuse engineering is an important, and arguably advanced, aspect of the Disciplined Agile toolkit.  The challenge is that reuse engineering requires significant discipline and organizational maturity to be successful, hence we tend to run into far more talk about reuse Read more…


For a long time now we’ve been applying what’s often called rolling wave planning with our clients. Rolling wave planning is applied in several areas of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit, including release planning by a delivery team, technology roadmapping, Read more…


For a long time now we’ve been applying what’s often called rolling wave planning with our clients. Rolling wave planning is applied in several areas of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit, including release planning by a delivery team, technology roadmapping, Read more…


On May 17 2016 I gave a webinar entitled Agile Enterprise Architecture: Disciplined and Pragmatic Strategies (at this link you can watch a recording and download a PDF of the slides). During the webinar I received many questions, some of Read more…


An important philosophy for succeeding at reuse engineering in the information technology (IT) space is to understand that you have more than one option at your disposal.  You can reuse source code, components, development artifacts, patterns, and templates.   The following diagram summarizes Read more…


Enterprise architecture, when performed in a disciplined agile manner, is an important enabler of agile software delivery.  This is true for several reasons: Common architecture enables agile teams to focus on value creation.  A common enterprise architecture enables reuse across Read more…


In this blog posting, the latest in our ongoing disciplined agile enterprise architecture (EA) series,  overviews the workflow of a disciplined agile EA team.  We look at two views of this workflow, from within the team and with other IT teams. Read more…


This posting, the latest in a series focused on a disciplined agile approach to enterprise architecture (EA), overviews the activities that a disciplined agile EA team may perform. Some methods will choose to prescribe a single approach, such as capturing architectural Read more…

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