How much architecture is enough?

Join us for an in our brains session

This Wednesday, after the training course and as a part of Skills Matter's London Agile Month, we'll be running a session entitled "How much architecture is enough?". Although this is billed as "In the Brain of Simon Brown", it's actually going to be an "In *our* Brains" session where a few of us will be facilitating a group discussion.

As for how much architecture is enough, well we've touched upon this question before, particularly with respect to the level of design detail you should put in your architecture document and the need for just enough quality. While I don't think that software development is a relay sport, if you are planning on handing off your architecture, how much do you need to do to ensure that this exercise is successful? And on the subject of sharing architectures, how much should you share and are there more creative ways of efficiently delivering your message?

There's lots to talk about and if this stuff interests you, please sign up on the Skills Matter website. This will be the September London User Group and the session starts at 6:30pm.

About the author

Simon is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He’s also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.

You can find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrown ... see for information about his speaking schedule, videos from past conferences and software architecture training.

Re: How much architecture is enough?

Hi Simon. I'm signed up for the talk this evening but unfortunately it looks like I'm going to be unable to make it (due in part to being an hour and a half away and being rather busy). Are you planning on recording the event or providing online material afterwards? If so I'd really appreciate having a look! Thanks, Tom

Re: How much architecture is enough?

Hi Tom, yes, the slides are available to download and the session was recorded, which should be available on the Skills Matter website soon. Keep an eye on the London User Group archives for the links.

Re: How much architecture is enough?

Thanks Simon, that's great :)

Re: How much architecture is enough?

Hi Simon, thanks again for yesterday's event. It turned out being pretty interesting with a lot of good hints and ideas. I dropped down an unreliable summary of what has emerged in the discussion on my blog, hope it might turn useful to someone. Cheers

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