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.