Balancing Autonomy and Alignment with Intentional Architechture


Dave Thompson is a senior principal engineer with FreshTracks.io and his session at Mile High Agile 2018 concerned “Intentional Architecture in Agile Organizations.” Thompson shares his experiences working in a smaller team environment where software architecture was more emergent and how that presented problems when more and more teams had to work together. Thompson says, “As your team size grows, your problems change… Emergent architecture isn’t bad but it doesn’t scale well.” He discusses intentional architecture, a process that balances technical alignment with team autonomy to make better decisions, minimize technical debt, and maximize team productivity.

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Mile High Agile in Denver, Colorado.