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Advanced
Updated
Mar 9, 2017
Duration
3h 32m
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Most businesses view Enterprise Architecture(EA) predominantly as an IT only discipline. EA however, as a practice is undergoing a fundamental transformation. This transformation is necessitated because, in the emerging future, businesses big and small are constantly pushed to innovate. In this course, Lean and Agile Enterprise Architecture: Getting Started, you'll learn the approaches that are more in tune with modern ways of working in the enterprise. First, you'll discover how to incorporate a lean and agile mindset and the process in the practice of enterprise architecture and how to weave innovation into the process of architecture development. Next, you'll explore strategy and what agile and emergent strategy means. Then, you'll walk through architecture development sprint which is a method for developing architectures within the enterprise using an agile and hypothesis driven approach. Finally, you'll learn the technology components and new approaches to architecture that lays the foundation to enable continuous delivery of business value. By the end of this course, you'll be armed and equipped with cutting edge enterprise architecture methods and techniques employed in the industry by trail-blazing organizations and architects.

About the author
About the author

I am an Enterprise Solution Architect living and working at Sydney, Australia. I am passionate about the lean & agile movement and a keen advocate & evangelist of lean/agile values, principles, and practices at all layers of the Enterprise. I teach and coach on various architecture/ agility related topics.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, this is Joseph Anthony, and I'm excited to welcome you to my course on Lean Agile Enterprise Architecture. I'm Chief Methodologist at Lean EA Academy. I have over two decades of experience in architecting and developing enterprise solutions for tier one global enterprises. I'm a great fan of agile methods since its early days, and have been a practitioner, trainer, and a coach for many years, and I'm an Alumni of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. My previous courses on Pluralsight, on the topic of enterprise architecture, introduced the subject and taught the fundamental concepts. This course will teach you approaches that are more in tune with the modern ways of working in the enterprise. _____ The course will teach you how to incorporate a lean and agile mindset and processes in the practice of enterprise architecture, and it will show you how to weave innovation into the process of architecture development. It will introduce you to the topic of strategy, and elaborate on what we mean by agile and emergent strategies. It will walk you through Architecture Development Sprint, a new method for developing architectures within the enterprise using an agile and hypothesis-driven approach. The course also describes the technology components and new approaches to architecture that lays the foundation to enable continuous delivery of business value. By the time you finish this course, you will be armed and equipped with cutting edge enterprise architecture methods and techniques employed in the industry by trailblazing organizations and architects. So, with that I extend a very warm welcome to my course on Lean Agile Enterprise Architecture, at Pluralsight.

Architecture Development Sprint
Hi, welcome back. The present module and the one following this will describe and illustrate with an example a pragmatic, agile process which can be used to develop architectures for enterprise initiators while weaving in innovation and intensive collaboration into the process. The process is called Architecture Development Sprints, and it is an approach that is inspired from a model that came out of the startup world, specifically the model described in the book "Sprint, How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days" by Jake Knapp and others from Google Ventures. However, this method is now increasingly adopted by enterprises, and in the process, is adapted to the enterprise environment. In this module we will specifically describe how this method is adapted by innovative lean and agile architecture teams in large enterprises. Although it is called a sprint and you may observe some parallels with the concept of sprints as used by Agile methods such as Scrum, let me clarify that the two are conceptually distinct, and are intended for enabling different things. Bear in mind though that they can both be used in complementary fashion for streamlining the overall concept to cash value streams of an enterprise. We will now take a quick lap around the Architecture Development Sprint method.