Architecture in an Agile World

Mon 8:30-5:00 pm - Freemont
Dennis Mancl, Alcatel-Lucent, United States
Steven Fraser, Cisco Research Center, United States
Bill Opdyke, JP Morgan Chase, United States

The world is moving faster than ever, and our software development techniques are struggling to keep up. We feel we need to have an agile feature set, but without a well-defined and understandable architecture, we feel like everything is in chaos. How do we manage the balance between architecture and agility?

This workshop will explore the clash between agile and architecture-centric philosophies, and some practical ideas for combining the two approaches. This workshop continues a discussion started in an OOPSLA 2009 workshop and panel session.