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Architecture Challenges Faced by Agile Organisations • Simon Brown • YOW! 2019

Duration : 00:32:18

The speaker is an independent consultant who specializes in software architecture and is invited by organizations to help them solve problems. Typically, organizations reach out to the speaker to discuss their developers lack of focus on the bigger picture or the future, accumulating technical debt, and poor decision-making. The speaker notes that this failure to think beyond the current iteration of a project is a result of the trend towards agile development and a lack of emphasis on upfront design. Instead, he recommends following a process that involves getting feedback quickly by giving users something that fulfills the task and iterating upon it. He cautions against superficial thinking and trend-jumping, such as blindly rebuilding monoliths into distributed microservices without proper design thinking.