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Digital transformations are the new hype. By switching to a more IT-oriented organization, businesses hope to achieve a new level of flexibility to answer better to the fast changing demands of customers. Companies often start their new customer-driven strategy with a big-bang agile transformation in the hope of a quicker time-to-market. But can companies have a significant improvement from this transformation with their (still) rigid software architectures?
Domain Driven Design and Microservices are ways of designing systems in which Conway's law can be used to a business' advantage. With the goal of instant improvement of the business and its flexibility, a big-bang strategy for an (agile) architectural transformation isn't a good fit.
Kenny and Gideon will share with you a strategy for the disentanglement of monoliths during a hands-on session; using event-first DDD they'll start modelling a business and will use Lagom to incrementally transform the senders and receivers of those events. Not only does this technology and strategy ensure a less-entangled system which will improve the autonomy of software development teams. The level of disentanglement also ensures that old and new technology can co-exist with ease during the migration and full life-cycle of your architecture.
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Events-First Microservices with Lagom
Having built software over the full range of the stack; from embedded systems, telephony systems, to end-user focused applications and data-processing architectures, Gideon learned the importance of building responsive, resilient, elastic and decoupled systems the hard way. Backed by this experience, Gideon helps organisations in building software in redesigned architectures which enable a more scalable, agile and sustainable way of software development. A larger part of that focus lies in the design, implementation and creation of awareness of truly modular and autonomous services. Not only to improve overall reactive traits of that system but to improve alignment within a business by separating and forming teams and functionality directly around the domains they try to model. Call it microservices, call it self-contained services, call it modular design, DDD or agile software architectures; Gideon’s focus is on helping organisations in mapping business and IT in the most optimal form.
Kenny Baas-Schwegler is a strategic software delivery consultant, Socio-technical architect, facilitator, collaborate modeller, technical lead that builds quality into software delivery at Xebia. He mentors, coaches and consults management and teams by using practices, techniques and tools from domain-driven design, anthropology, deep democracy, behaviour-driven development, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery.