Back in the waterfall days, we knew exactly where architecture and technical design lived. It was right there on the waterfall diagram. We’d put our heads down for a couple of months and do the big design up front, figuring out all the details and making it perfect. Then coding began and…we ended up reworking most of the design.
Fast-forward to agile and architecture is gone! There is no “technical design phase” before coding begins.
But does that mean it’s not important any more? How can that be?
Software development expert Dave Todaro explains how architecture shifts from an up-front activity to part of “doing a little of everything all the time.”
Topics: Agile, Scrum, Software Development, Walking Skeleton