Agile at Scale
Traditional enterprise architecture is often be blame to be unresponsive and ivory-towered that don't know how to move with the times, but on the other hand having a multitude of Scrum teams without some unified and overarching approach may lead to an isolated IT landscape consisting of unconnected agile island.
Enterprise architecture like traditional artistic design is a holistic piece of creativity in its own right. Imagine if you were asked to draw a house, but piece-by-piece. First, draw the chimney. Now a window box. Then a hill in the background. It would drive you crazy, and of course, whenever you sketched the next bit in, you would have to change the previous ones to keep the composition sensible.
Agility needs a backbone to give it some direction so that the team can do more than merely working around at random. ArchiMetric ensures both enterprise architects and agile teams can work together by striking the right balance between the solid bone and the agile muscle.
Although agile development has become the norm for software development. But true business agility requires more than having a bunch of Scrum teams. Moreover, if you only focus on the small-scale kind of agility provided by agile software development, you can't see the forest for the trees. The pieces of the puzzle that these teams work on, must fit together somehow, so that we can build on the strengths of both approaches, we can create enterprises that move as a united whole, and hopefully there is a vision of the future, a business and IT strategy, a set of goals that the organization aims for. That is why enterprise architecture comes in and where agile techniques could also be leveraged to drive towards the desired architecture.