Post-talk update: The talk slides are now available.
We will host an industry talk on “Building Evolutionary Architectures” in AMOS, our agile methods course. The talk is free and open to the public.
- by: Patrick Kua, N26 GmbH
- about: Building Evolutionary Architectures
- on: January 24th, 2019, 10:15 Uhr
- at: IAV DigiLab, Hallerstr. 6, 1. OG, Berlin (Charlottenburg)
- as part of: AMOS speaker series
In our industry, one of the only guarantees is change. Many of today’s tools, technologies, and business models will soon cease to exist, only to be replaced by newer ones. Architects face the challenge of planning for today’s systems knowing that the problems of tomorrow will be completely different from the problems of today. Evolutionary architecture is an architectural approach that prioritises change as a first principle but balances this need with delivering value early.
Architects who adopt evolutionary architecture approaches make better choices that enable future change. In this talk, we will explore what evolutionary architecture is and why it’s important. We’ll examine some well-known architectural styles, looking at how well they adapt to change and fit the characteristics of evolutionary architecture, before outlining the principles that guide architectural and design decisions and concrete practices to help teams build systems that can evolve over time.
Patrick Kua is the CTO of the mobile bank N26 (Berlin, Germany), where he is building the engineering group that will change modern retail banking for people like you and me. Formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks, he is the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organisations and technology.