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Live Blog – Software Architecture and Agility

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Software Architecture and Agility would be the topic for today Colombo Agile Meetup. Scheduled to start at 6 PM at the DHPL Building.

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With that note, we conclude this meetup. thank you everyone who tuned in with the Live Blog. Good Night.

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Dilan will now take questions regarding his presentation/topic.

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Look outside the Agile playbook. Solutions are not going to be technical, always. – Dilan

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Look to address the specifics of your problem scenario. – Dilan

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Most critical challenges are driven by financials. – Dilan

Fixed bills and agile can be done together, but it is trickier. – Dilan

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Software architecture is all about balance. provide maintainability, configuration and being all things to all people. – Dilan

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Architect as a Manager: you might have to do a few interviews and filling in for someone else. – Dilan

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Find the right way of saying no to your customer. – Dilan

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Architect as a diplomat: so that you can respond to mid sprint request by customers. – Dilan

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Make your code more readable so the documentation is reduced. – Dilan

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Find the right techniques so that you dont need to start from scratch. – Dilan

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Finding the right amount of details for you and your team could be helpful or else it will haunt you. – Dilan

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The architect as a communicator: explaining the vision to the entire team. – Dilan

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Knowledge sharing never gets old as long as agile and software is concerned. – Dilan

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At a personal level,don’t held yourself back. look for teachable moments. – Dilan

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Knowledge is more transferable in software. – Dilan

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To run agile projects typically calls for greater maturity and capability. – Dilan

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Architect as a mentor/teacher: they could help the teams with less experience and skill. – Dilan

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It is all about asking your customers the right questions. The more you can ask, the more they can become one with you. – Dilan

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The more your customer understands agile, the better the chances of them becoming a team with you. – Dilan

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You should get your customer on-board with you.

- Dilan

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Software architect as a technologist would be aware of the risks. Such as a your framework and tech getting outdated. – Dilan

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Continuous Integration is your friends. – Dilan

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Work with the team and the customer to come over the pre-empt issue. think ahead of the game. – Dilan

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Your clients could be code-savvy, so keep them updated about the cost and progress. always. – Dilan

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Technical debt is hard to convince your bosses to get it paid for you.

A negotiator should value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. – Dilan

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An Architect as a Negotiator needs to know which technical debts needs to be paid off. – Dilan

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See whether if the implementation is necessary and then face it out. Use opportunities to validate priority of stories. – Dilan

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Always show the costs and benefits earlier as possible tan being very late. Convince your customer. – Dilan

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Architect as a Negotiator is to identify which epic stories to implement. This can be hard to justify business value, but still it is necessary. – Dilan

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If it is hard to justify it to yourself, just undo it. – Dilan

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Implementing a solutions across the layers, is a trick you could use to validate your architecture. – Dilan

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Architecture as a guide is to counterbalance the intentional architecture. – Dilan

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Architect as a Guide: you put together a team and solutions should come out of the team. – Dilan

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Rather than talking about Software Architect and Agility only, i’d like to take todays session in another way. – Dilan

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it gives you varying levels of experience. Software architect is that lucky person who gets to balance these constrains.

Multiple positions are a bonus. – Dilan

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Does agile work with offshore outsourcing?

it is used for billing models and communications over head. Cultural shock there too. – Dilan

From Press From Press Apr 25, 20146:23 pm

Dilan – CTO of e-innovative is the speaker today.

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Hola. This is team digit live from DHPL building 3rd floor auditorium, for Agile Meetup.

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