Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture: sign up for the new online Workshop!

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Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture: sign up for the new online Workshop!

This workshop on Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture will teach you effective methods to evolve your architecture over time, and respond to different challenges, risks, and opportunities as they arise. Learn methods and approaches for developing a deeper understanding of the context of our architectures and how to apply appropriate models for making architecture decisions in different contexts. Also learn about practical tools to capture and communicate architecture decisions over time and how to influence your organization to make and follow through on architecture decisions.


Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture: a workshop by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock & Ken Power

We’ve a new exciting online course coming up at Apium Academy. Next November 12th, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock & Ken Power are giving a Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture Workshop.

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is an object design pioneer who invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD) and by accident started the x-Driven Design meme. She authored two popular object design books that are still in print. She was the design columnist for IEEE Software. In her work, Rebecca’s helps teams and individuals hone their design and architecture skills, manage and reduce technical debt, refactor their designs, and address architecture risks. She also teaches and conducts workshops on design heuristics, agile design skills, system qualities, and a pragmatic approach to Agile Architecture. Rebecca is program director of the Agile Alliance’s Experience Report Initiative. She serves on the Board of the Hillside Group. Recently has written about the relationship between patterns and heuristics, architecture decision-making, and patterns for creating and managing magic backlogs.

Ken Power works with technology organizations around the world. His focus is the intersection of product development, strategy, architecture, leadership, and software engineering culture. He is a leading expert on the practical application of sensemaking and complex adaptive systems approaches to improving agility and product development flow in software engineering organizations. He has held multiple technical and leadership positions in organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He has lead multiple large global organization transformations. He holds patents in virtualization and network management. Ken also works with the National University of Ireland Galway, where he lectures on strategy & planning, systems analysis & design, and large-scale transformation. He is a research associate with Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

During this online workshop students will understand that architecture agility implies responding to change using approaches appropriate to the context. This workshop is for you if your job title is architect, technical leader, senior engineer, engineering manager, technical product manager, technical program manager, or something similar. You make or contribute to the difficult decisions in developing your product or system. This might include gaining consensus among many diverse people and groups. You have some responsibility towards developing the people and culture in your organization, as well as developing and evolving the technical systems. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn and apply specific decision styles and decision-making models that are useful in different circumstances.


New online format: a practical approach

We always listen to our students feedback so we can keep improving. One of the most recurrent wishes from our students due to COVID-19 situation, is to offer online practical workshops.

So, the workshop will consist of a total of 2 sessions of 3,5 hours/each. It will be a workshop with practical exercises focused on applying the acquired knowledge. With that structure in mind, here’s the resulting course outline:


Decision-making practices for evolving and sustaining software architecture Workshop Topics:

Workshop  – October 20th & 22th 

  • Sensemaking In Software Architecture: Developing A Better Understanding Of Context
  • Decision Models for Software Architecture
  • Experts and Expertise
  • Managing Software Architecture Knowledge in Organizations
  • Architecture and Agility
  • How Organization Culture Affects Software Architecture Decisions
  • Taking Action to Solve Problems and Evolve our Architectures
  • Practical Considerations for The Dimension of Time in Architecture Decisions
  • Applying the Decision Models to a Variety of Scenarios

How to enroll?

You have two methods to enroll to the Refactoring to Patterns Online Workshop: contacting us, or via Xing, a 100% secure platform where you’ll be able to do the payment right away. Price: 200€

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