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Presentation: "Architecture and Agility: Married, Divorced or Just Good Friends"

Time: To be announced / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

Location: Rytmisk sal

Does agile development need architecture?
Does architecture need agile development?

Agilists and architects debate these questions time and again, without always reaching a meaningful conclusion. People seem to be quite happy to debate conflicting points of view without agreeing on common terms. At this Fish Bowl we will thus discuss the significance of architecture and what it means in a development lifecycle, how it relates to developers, and what it means for the system lifecycle costs.
Actually, agility and “good” architecture have more in common than it commonly appears!

Target Audience: Architects, Developers, Project Leaders
Prerequisites: Experience in agile development
Level: Practicing
Lessons learned: An understanding how agile development and architecture mutually support one another

Fish Bowl moderators: Frank Bushmann & Kevlin Henney



Frank Buschmann, Senior Principal Engineer at Siemens Corporate Technology.

Frank Buschmann

Biography: Frank Buschmann

Frank Buschmann is a Senior Principal Engineer at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich. In this position Frank is involved in, or responsible for, the definition and realization of software architectures for platforms, product lines, and large-scale distributed systems. Frank also serves as architecture reviewer, expert mentor of architects and architecture teams, and supports his division Systems Architecture and Platforms in recruiting, project acquisition, and technological direction.

Frank's research interests include Platform- and Product-Line Architectures, Software Architectures for Parallel Computing, Model-Driven Software Development, and specifically Patterns. In his development work, Frank has lead the design and implementation of several large-scale industrial software projects, including business information, industrial automation, and telecommunication systems.

Frank is member of GOTO Aarhus Program Advisory Board.

Frank is co-author of four volumes of the "Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture" published by John Wiley & Sons.Buy books here: Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns

Kevlin Henney, Patterns, Programming, Practice and Process

Kevlin Henney

Biography: Kevlin Henney

Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Application Development Advisor, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know site and book.

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