What is an agile architecture?

Agile architecture is the way enterprises apply architectural practices in agile software development. This is a time-based approach to software delivery that lets a system evolve continually over a period,with one of the best architecture governance capabilities that allow you to manage and control at an enterprise-wide level.

How does agile architecture work?

What do you do when you have a complex task at hand or have too many tasks that need to be completed within a deadline? That is what agile at its core is meant to do.

  • You being by making a list of the requirements that you would like in the software. These features are known as user stories that become the to-do list of the project.
  • Agile uses its estimation techniques to set a time limit to each of the stories.
  • After the prioritization of the tasks so that the essential works gets done first and so that the less important is left for last, it starts executing.
  • According to the priority list, it starts delivering starting at the top and following the list as mentioned.
  • As you progress and update the program while moving ahead, you will come to either of the two conclusions, either you are delivering before or you are late and are struggling to meet a deadline.
  • As your project progresses, you continually get an idea of what it looks like, unlike some other systems where you do not have any working software till the end of the project.
  • It means that you can test your project as you move ahead and not have to wait for the final product; this allows you to tweak and make the required changes without extending your timeline.

Some key features of agile architecture:

  • Agile is one system that stays active as long as there are features to build and the means to deliver them. It allows you to add on as you progress in your project, being aware of the fact that requirements are going to change as the project goes on.
  • It helps you avoid burnout by fixing time, budget and quality.
  • In the game of software projects, change has always been shunned, especially late in the delivery process, agile, on the other hand, embraces change even during the latest time in the delivery process.
  • One of the myths that surround agile is the fact that you cannot fail using agile architecture! Well, that’s not true you can fail equally and just as spectacularly on an agile project, but the only difference would be that you would fail faster.
  • It allows you to analyze, design, code, test and repeat at every step of the project rather than doing it all in the end. All this translates to an improved quality product as it is being tested from day one.
  • Feedbacks can be given early on in the project allowing for changes and that too without paying significant amounts.