A (mostly) non-technical 3-part discussion series about how to improve digital business design & sustainment with better context & collaboration — by implementing a SAFe Solution Intent Repository, including tools, practices, and training — across BPM/EA + Agile Mgt + GRC + testing. In this Part 1 video, we discuss concepts of Architectural Runway and the importance of security / risk / compliance, using a NASA Space Shuttle orbiter design as an example.
Real agility improvement must balance speed, quality, and cost. The “Lean-Agile Blocker Index” (LABI) is a method and dashboard visualizers that collect information and depict a simple number: the blockage of the continuous delivery pipeline (CDP) that prevents the successful delivery of products to market.
US Patent Pending #17/576,241
Make business decisions better, faster, and cheaper with a service-based approach to enterprise architecture. A well-governed EA service model can turn an enterprise architecture (EA) team into a group of strategic advisors and transformation agents. Supported by their insightful and trusted information on high-priority issues, a business can make decisions better, faster, and cheaper.
While “The Big Goal” of agility is transformative and generally requires changes to culture, technology and ways of working, this LeanPaper will focus on one of the most difficult balances to strike when scaling agility beyond small teams: how Agile Architecture (and Architectural Runway) fit into the picture. We will discuss what’s old, what’s new, and take a broader people/culture-inclusive look at practical ways that teams, programs, and organizations can improve progress towards The Big Goal, no matter what their maturity is. Finally, we will discuss “4 gears” to scale and align Architectural Runway with business and DevOps.
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“Automated testing is important, but are we confident we wrote the right tests to begin with?”
Digital Transformation can be a messy endeavor. Lack of relevant, timely design information can cause poor solution planning, resulting in poor testing and missed time-box commitments — even impacting post-release maintenance/operations costs. Such design blockers have always been a problem even with co-located teams — but this becomes even more chaotic in the COVID/post-COVID remote working era as teams strive to effectively execute and deliver value through better alignment, built-in quality, and transparency.
This white paper discusses problems (lean-agile design blockers) and impacts of poor, irrelevant, and/or overly-complex design information. It discusses a modern architecture approach: using a Solution Intent Repository (SIR) and SAFe® Agile Architecture practices — enabling cross-functional teams (business and IT) to use cross-functional designs, resulting in higher quality testing and delivering higher-value products and services.
Read the article on LinkedIn.
Digital Business isn’t just about DevOps and software development – it’s about delivering the right products and services to the right customers, at the right time. To deliver holistic intended value outcomes, it’s important to consider – and even semi-automate – the business architecture perspective (BIZ.ARCH) in marketing, UX/design, development, ops, and maintenance of products and services. Read more to discover the benefits of using BIZ.ARCH+DEVOPS with an EA/BPM Solution Intent Repository to expand “architecture” beyond technology.