In the current digital environment, there isn’t enough time for an Architect to become expert at the top of every incoming field, but they are still expected to be at the forefront of guiding functions to cope with such rapid change. How can Architects work to provide foresight and commit to actions requiring thorough and faster analysis and reconcile long-term architecture with agile delivery?
Bernard has a diverse experience with agile from his work at Suncorp, IAG, and now Southern Cross, seeing it at scale, at early stages, and even in its application on architecture and delivery teams. Leading the transformation journey at IAG saw stakeholder satisfaction from 59% to 79% within the technology delivery division and now at Southern Cross he has reinvigorated the Architecture function, increasing team engagement scores by 24% (67% to 83%) through aligning team members to Business Unit Executives (as trusted advisors).
What the workshop will cover:
- Understanding the utility and benefits of Agile principles vs Waterfall architecture
- Assessing the limitations of an agile environment for enterprise architecture
- Providing teams with accountability for their stake in enabling strategy and how this benefits initiatives
- The importance of structuring cross-functional teams
- Developing the staff skillsets necessary to support agile methodology
Head of Digital Strategy
Southern Cross Health Society