Disciplined Agile

Prove Architecture Early

This Construction process goal describes how our team will ensure that our architectural strategy works. To be effective, we need to consider two important questions:

  • How will we validate/test that our strategy works as required?
  • How will we verify that our architecture assets are sufficient?
2021 Project Management Institute Prove Architecture Early v5.2 Validate the Architecture End-to-end working skeleton Architecture spikes Proof of concept (PoC) Solution bake-off Pilot test the solution Review the Architecture Stakeholder demos Informal reviews Formal reviews

Figure 1. The Prove Architecture Early process goal diagram (click to enlarge)

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Choose Your WoW!

The strategies/practices referenced in the goal diagram above are described, including the trade-offs involved and considerations for when (not) to apply them, in the book Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working.

If you want to succeed at enterprise agile you need choices, not prescriptions.

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