Agile Architecture in the Digital Age

Boundaryless Information Flow™ achieved through global interoperability in a secure, reliable, and timely manner

The effectiveness of agile processes is too often jeopardized because the architecture and organizational pre-requisites of agility are neglected.

This white paper offers a new architecture framework, the Agile Architecture Framework (AAF), that meets the needs of the digital enterprise. It develops a vision that combines in a unique manner:

  • Methods for decomposing the system, and the organization that designs it, into loosely-coupled services and autonomous teams
  • Alignment mechanisms rooted in business strategy that promote a shared culture that becomes the glue that keeps empowered organizations from falling apart
  • Architecture patterns that leverage the latest software innovations in distributed computing, autonomous systems, data streaming, and artificial intelligence
  • Validated learnings from very large enterprises that have started their agile-at-scale journey a few years ago

This proposed architecture approach will enable organizations at all scales to better realize the Boundaryless Information Flow™ vision achieved through global interoperability in a secure, reliable, and timely manner.

This white paper issued by the Open Group has been collaboratively written by several Open Group members, including Antoine Lonjon, Chief Innovation Officer at MEGA International.

Agile Architecture in the Digital Age