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Sonal Premi. 31 May 24

Fri 31st May
12.30 - 13.15 AEST 

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Agile needs architecture?

Sonal will be joining us for an encore delivery of her highly successful and engaging session at LAST Conf Melb 2023.

When most people think of Architecture, they think of an activity that enables the software to be robust, secure, scalable and manageable, along with a host of other benefits; but one that is susceptible to analysis-paralysis, slows teams down and does not let the team respond to the customer need. In other words, architecture is annoying, architects do not live in the real world, and they're not letting me do the thing I really need to do to make my customer happy.  

And when these same most people think of Lean Agile Delivery, they think of a contemporary approach that's so perfect that it enables the customer to get exactly what they want, and when they want it. Except when it doesn't, but then it's not the delivery approach at fault, so we double down and do exactly what we were doing.

Even if I'm not being facetious, we operate in environments where the general wisdom is that delivery is optimised for speed, while architecture impedes speed. While this view is unfortunately very common, I feel it is one that leads to a lot of pain and takes away from the conversation we should all be having - the conversation around "value". 

Let's have a chat about why do we hold strong opinions on things we seem to believe in, what should we value while delivering customer outcomes, where can we create value together, and what are the considerations and trade-offs we need to work through.

Sonal Premi is a Business Analyst who helps businesses understand their key drivers and needs, resolve ambiguity, and shape solutions that address business challenges. Sonal loves to explore problems, experiment with various approaches and solutions, and challenge and shape the technology culture. Sonal is passionate about all things agility, technology transformation, and outcomes that benefit end users.
When not saving the world one problem at a time, she spends her time learning new skills, mentoring people, travelling and drinking copious amounts of tea!

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