Enterprise Architecture
Agility at Scale

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.

What is UeXceler?

UeXceler is the award-winning system and process modeling tool empowered with teamwork and project management capability. It leverages the benefits from both agile development and visual modeling paradigms making it possible to support scaled agile development team with lean architecture modeling.

While UeXceler is suitable for light-weight and user-oriented agile development process with user story, Scrum sprint and Kanban board, and yet at the same time, UeXceler can be scaled up as need for lean software architecture enabled software development by incorporate use case modeling for managing hundreds or even thousands of unmanageable user stores with use case driven architecture.

Note that, user story are transient artifacts and supposed to be disposed after sprints. How are you going to trace back the requirements when the project is going to be enhanced with extended features? But what you have on hand might probably just only a bunch of source code and nothing else! With UeXceler your team will not ended up with this situation, as the requirement is perpetually reside on the use case model and the detailed models from the system analysis and design are always linked with the use case model in the repository and different versions and branches. In UeXceler, related user stories are grouped under a user case serving as a theme or epics in agile development terms. You can formulate system architecture in just-in-time and just-enough manner without produce upfront requirement to avoid unnecessary wastage.

User stories can supplement with wireframe and animated storyboard to clarify detail requirement and discover acceptance criteria to just making sure the end-user know what exactly going to be developed before the developer actually implement it. Thus, the developers can implement the target feature with no ambiguity based in the user story, conversation and confirmation (3Cs) together with wireframe demonstration.

Developer team can develop, reference, supplement, conduct detailed analysis models by linking them with use case model and that's it the UeXceler all about and why it is so unique in the market.

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