- Agile Architecture
- Collaborations and roles for SAFe Architect
- Architect using SAFe principles
A system's active, evolving design and architecture are supported by a set of values, practises, and partnerships known as agile architecture. With this strategy, which supports the DevOps philosophy, the design of a system can continuously change over time while still meeting the needs of the present user base.
- promoting the DevOps culture
- Outlining the Continuous Delivery Pipeline's value flow
- Create and promote Continuous Exploration
- Continuous Integration Architect
- Continuous Deployment Architect
- Release on Demand Architect
By ensuring that solutions are architected for continuous delivery, agile architecture supports a DevOps culture. Architects promote and demonstrate SAFe's CALMR principles while taking part in the design and implementation of the CD pipeline. They promote architecture as code by establishing minimum viable ('just enough') architecture, ensuring loose connection between system components, facilitating the development and evolution of interfaces, and creating minimal viable ('just enough') architecture.
- Describe how portfolio vision, portfolio canvas, and strategic themes affect architecture.
- Describe how Value Streams assist the company.
- Describe the value delivered by Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains.
Businesses in the digital age depend on technology to provide value to their customers. The technology, systems, and business applications that implement a corporate strategy must evolve as that plan does.
- Coordinate the solution's vision with the strategic themes and its environment.
- Participate in the Solution Intent
- Manage quality using the Lean Quality Management System and non-functional requirements (NFRs) (QMS)
- Participate in Roadmaps
A faster path to reaching business objectives is to align architecture with business strategy. Architects translate strategy from strategic themes into solutions to achieve commercial goals. Their Vision, Solution Context, and Solution Intent provide as definitions for those solutions. Roadmaps outline a strategy for achieving the goal. In order to investigate technical options and create the architecture runway, architects and teams jointly define enablers in the roadmap, offering early feedback on reaching certain milestones. Teams balance intentionality and emergence by offering feedback on architectural choices as they layer features on top of them. The Backlog, which outlines all of the work for an ART, is driven by the roadmap. Architects and Product Management work together to prioritise and balance technical tasks and new features. They foresee flow obstacles caused by technology debt and the necessity for architectural runways, and they fight for their prioritization.
- Participate in PI Planning
- Participate in management evaluation and issue resolution
- Participate in post-PI solution planning
Architects assist the teams with the plans for the following increment during PI Planning. They include the architectural briefing on the agenda for planning. Architects wander the room while teams develop their plans during breakout sessions to make sure they are appropriately planning technical work and accounting for the ART's Enabler work. And they respond to any queries and worries.
- Lead Continuous Delivery and architectures across the PI.
- Get ready for system and solution demos and iteration reviews.
- Constantly enhance by observing and adapting (I&A)
Enablers' technical and exploration work is owned by architects, who also direct teams' execution of the Essential and Solution-level work. To keep tabs on developments, deal with problems, and change course, they might go to the sprint planning and/or sprint demo events for those teams. Additionally, they are frequently accessible to the teams to provide coaching, mentoring, and to make sure that concerns and problems are rapidly resolved to prevent architecture from becoming a bottleneck.
- Align the architecture with the business strategy
- Expanding the Solution Portfolio
- Add Enabler Epics to your Portfolio Kanban.
- Work together across all value streams
Architecture must change to accommodate shifting business possibilities and needs. If not, technology turns into a barrier to doing business. New or changed strategic themes that, through the portfolio canvas, convert into new or modified solutions and/or value streams indicate changes in business strategy.
- Explains how architects lead in a lean-agile manner.
- Outline the steps to taking while leading the transformation to an agile architecture.
- Create a plan of action to aid in the change of your organisation.
The development community frequently respects and holds architects in high regard because of their expertise and knowledge. As a result, architects are crucial to any SAFe change. As Lean-Agile Leaders, architects serve as role models for leaner ways of thinking and acting so that developers can benefit from their guidance, coaching, and support. To expand the development community's knowledge base and skill set, they promote autonomy and mastery.
- Adding to the backlog of programmes.
- Sort and order the tasks in the programme backlog.
- Participate in pre-PI planning for solutions.
Teams construct the Features and Enablers with the highest priority for each iteration. These short-term work items are defined and prioritised in collaboration with Product Management by architects. They offer insights on feasibility that aid in defining and sizing present Features and their acceptance standards. Future Features are also taken into account, and Enablers are defined in the backlog for teams to investigate and learn about, ensuring the future Feature's viability.