Category Archives: Software Architecture

Software Architecture

Agile and Wrong: The Problems with Emergent Design in Pictures

Many idealistic Agile practitioners propose the idea of Emergent Design: “With emergent design, a development organization starts delivering functionality and lets the design emerge. Development will take a piece of functionality A and implement it using best practices and proper … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Design, Agile, Software Architecture, Software Evolution | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Indefinite Optimism: the Problem with the Agile and Lean Mindsets

In the last decade we have seen a decrease of interest in Software Design and a sharp increase of interest in Agile methods. The first graph below compares the trends between Software Design and Agile. The second graph compares the … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Design, Agile, Lean Development, Software Architecture, Software Evolution | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Talk: Adaptable Design Up Front (slides + video)

Last week I was invited to talk at the IASA eSummit on Architecture for Agile Software Development. My talk tries to answer the question: “How much Design Up Front should be done in an Agile project?” I present my approach … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Design, Agile, Software Architecture, Software Evolution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Resource Adaptive Software Systems

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event about Adaptive Software Systems. We invited Tom Mueck to give a talk about “Resource Adaptive Software Systems”. Title: Resource Adaptive Software Systems Abstract: DARPA issued an announcement about … Continue reading

Posted in IASA Israel, Software Architecture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Introduction to Event Sourcing

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event about Adaptive Software Systems. We invited Vladik Khononov to give a talk about “Introduction to Event Sourcing”. Title: Introduction to Event Sourcing Abstract: Event sourcing is a pattern … Continue reading

Posted in IASA Israel, Software Architecture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Antifragile Software Design

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event about Adaptive Software Systems. I was glad to be invited to give a talk about “Antifragile Software Design”. Title: Antifragile Software Design Abstract: The concept of Antifragility was … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Design, Antifragility, IASA Israel, Software Architecture, Software Evolution | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Manifesto for Adaptable Software Development

We believe that the activities in the left are required to face the challenges of modern software development. Experimentation instead of Specification Evolution instead of Implementation Adaptation instead of Modification Extension instead of Growth Perhaps the activities in the right … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptable Design, Agile, Lean Development, Software Architecture, Software Evolution | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments