Role of Architects in Agile Organizations
Book chapter, 2014
Agile software development is broadly adopted in industry and works well for small-scale projects. In the context of large-scale development, however, there is a need for additional structure in the form of roles and practices, especially in the area of software architecture. In this chapter, we introduce the CAFFEA framework that defines a model for architecture governance. The framework defines three roles, i.e., chief architect, governance architect, and team architect, as well as a set of practices and responsibilities assigned to these roles. The CAFFEA framework has been developed and validated in close collaboration with several companies.