Is Agile Architecture truly a thing?

Is Agile Architecture truly a thing?

As leaders in organizational change, you know today’s desire to increase business agility. A desire that gave rise to several agile frameworks that don’t necessarily describe the role of enterprise architecture in too much detail; it also took The Open Group twenty years after the Agile manifesto to create the Open Agile Architecture™ standard.

Is agile architecture genuinely different from the traditional approaches shaping our field for decades?

To make sense of this, we turn to the Cynefin framework — a model that helps us understand that different problems require different approaches.

Traditional methodologies like Waterfall are well-suited for “complicated” issues requiring rigorous analysis to reduce risk before moving to the building phase. This approach aligns with the Cynefin sense-analyze-respond methodology.

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