Agile and EA

Feb 27, 2019
Written by
Marc Lankhorst
Marc Lankhorst

Agile and EA

It seems like an unlikely pair, doesn’t it – Agile and Enterprise Architecture? Yet, as Agile awakens to the reality of having to move fast but in concert with other parts of the organization, and EA itself becomes more engaging and business goals-oriented, it actually makes a lot of sense to want to combine the two. Both practices bring significant benefits to an organization. Together they promise to unlock efficiencies that would increase business performance to a whole new level. Who could say no to a mix of organizational agility and solid strategic decision making? That would boost any business or digital initiative.

As such, we think it’s something that architects, as well as business and technology leaders, should consider very seriously. To bring some clarity to the discussion we asked Marc Lankhorst about the benefits and challenges of bringing Agile and EA together. Below you can find a video of Marc discussing questions such as:

  • Why do we need Enterprise Architecture if we’re doing Agile?
  • What are some use cases for EA in agile development?
  • How do you practice EA in an Agile environment?
  • What are the challenges to combining Agile and Enterprise Architecture?

If you would like to see a recording of a more in-depth webinar on this topic please click here.