SPLASH '10 Workshop: Architecture in an Agile World

Workshop date:  Monday October 18, 2010, 8:30am - 5pm
Location:  SPLASH '10 Conference in Reno

Website Contents

Workshop Overview

This is the website for the SPLASH workshop on architecture issues.

Agility is important in the business world - but in many problem domains, architecture is valuable too. The combination of agile and architecture-driven approaches is often essential to success - it creates some opportunities for discovering potential problems early in the development cycle.

The goals of this workshop are to explore the issues and obstacles in doing agile development - with an eye on building and maintaining a sound architecture. We plan to delve into these subjects:

The workshop will explore the tension between agile and architecture-centric philosophies, and some practical ideas for combining the two approaches.

How to join the Workshop

Are you interested in the juncture of agile and architecture? You can join in on the discussion.  Here is how you can become part of the workshop:

  1. Contact one of the workshop organizers listed below.
  2. Prepare a one-page "position paper" -- containing your ideas, questions, and experiences.  Send your position paper to mancl - AT - alcatel-lucent.com.  (The original position paper due date was August 27, 2010 -- but we will still accept position papers until September 27. But please contact Dennis Mancl by email as soon as possible to confirm your interest.).
The workshop is organized as a set of interactive brainstorming and discussion sessions.  The workshop participants will prepare a poster to present at the SPLASH poster session on Monday afternoon.

Workshop committee:

Link to the original workshop proposal: architecture_agile.pdf

Position Papers

The following position papers have been submitted to this workshop:

Some useful links with post-workshop discussions:

Extra material

Reports from the OOPSLA 2009 conference:

Useful articles to read before the workshop:

Other interesting articles, videos, and books:

A good quote from Kent Beck:

A good quote from Eric Evans:

A good quote from Luke Hohmann:

Some interesting questions:

Last modified: Oct. 19, 2010