Projects tend to perceive architecture as difficult and slow. Waterfall projects see the endless diagrams and documents as a necessary evil and will ignore them if they can. Agile projects see architecture constantly blocking progress by pausing for detailed option analysis and will sprint on regardless. The result is that architecture becomes something to avoid at all costs.
This session will show how SA Power Networks decided to reimagine the role of architecture - from top to bottom - to rebuild trust and relevance across the business:
- Shifting away from process & artefact towards cooperation and assistance
- Shifting focus from technology answers towards business outcomes & risk management
- Creating a safe space for inquiry, critique and challenge
- Loosening the ties of architectural control and encouraging open conversations
- Encouraging new behaviours amongst the architecture team
Do Enterprise Architects need to become design thinkers? Is this an essential skill in the arsenal, or is this best left to other business units? This panel discussion will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from EA’s about how they attempt to identify how design thinking can be leveraged within EA to direct customer-led business outcomes: