There's always been this tension between the agile and architecture camps. Many agilists focus on delivering business value and iterating quickly. Many architects focus on non-functional requirements - experience has taught them that a system may need to be rewritten otherwise. What both camps don’t always realize is that the purpose of their actions is really about managing risk.
Watch this SkillsCast recording of a talk by Udi Dahan, who goes through an irreverent romp of agile principles, architectural “best practices”, and the organizational dysfunction that binds them.
Balancing Architecture and Agile
Udi Dahan is the creator of NServiceBus and CEO at Particular Software. He is one of the world’s thought leaders in the areas of Service-Oriented Architecture and Domain-Driven Design, and a top-rated speaker at industry conferences.