Abstract/Description

Architecture - and architects - have never been more important than they are today. But agile development practices require innovative ways of looking at the contributions architects make, as well as the ways in which they make them.

Interested in learning how following common practice often keeps an enterprise from receiving the full value of architecture? How architects might be hindering their own contributions? What an architect's three most important jobs are, and how to succeed at them? Then join the discussion about architecture's continuing value and how architects (particularly software architects) can evolve within agile organizations to ensure that the enterprise receives that value.

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About the Speaker(s)

In 1983 Tom Nedwek started his IT career, a journey that currently finds him serving in solution- and business-architecture roles. These roles have included helping organizations like Ford Motor Company, Walt Disney World, and Accenture's Avanade subsidiary develop process-modeling and solution-delivery methodologies. Tom previously architected, designed, and implemented applications on platforms from the mainframe to the Web. He also has developed and delivered software-development training, including business and solution modeling, for numerous Fortune 500 companies and the University of Minnesota, and has spoken at international software-development conferences in the US and Europe.