Sunday, April 18, 2010

SATURN 2010 Conference

I will be speaking at the upcoming SATURN 2010 conference next month. My presentation title is "Agile Architect - Integrating Enterprise Architecture into Agile and Lean Software Development". I will discuss an agile architecture framework on how to integrate the architecture concerns into the Agile Software Development environments.

The discussion includes various organizational, team structure, and process changes we implemented to make Enterprise Architecture (EA) efforts an integral part of the software development and management processes. Some of these changes include "Architecture and Security Assessment" and "SOA Assessment" in those projects that have the architecture significance and potential for creating reusable Components and Services.

The other techniques we implemented to make architecture and design aspects blend with the Development, Unit Testing and Continuous Integration (CI) steps in the Agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) are Domain-Driven Design (DDD), Model Driven Software Development (MDSD), and Automated Policy Enforcement. I will talk about these techniques in detail in the presentation.

SATURN is a great conference to attend. I attended the last year's conference which had speakers like John Zachman and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock give keynote presentations. There were several real-world project based presentations which is one of the things I look for in any conference. There were also very interesting BOF sessions on topics like Architecture Validation.

If you are currently working or looking to learn architecture skills to get into the Architecture area, checkout the SATURN 2010 conference and if you are interested register for the conference.


Tim Cull said...

I won't be able to attend that conference but would love to see a screen cast if you plan to release one.

What you're describing sounds like it would compliment nicely the article my colleagues and I published in IEEE Software last month, where we describe how we married a waterfall-inspired enterprise governance process to architectural agility

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