Presentation: "Architecture for the Architect : Introduction"

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:15

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: If you think Architecture is about enterprise products, big technologies, committee-generated standards and expensive vendor "solutions", then this track is probably not for you. On second thoughts, perhaps it is. If on the other hand you think Architecture is about nurturing and communicating a technology vision, and that Enterprise Architecture is about finding the simplicity amongst all that complexity - and if you've been wondering whether you are the only person who thinks like that - then come and listen to some like-minded industry leaders share their thoughts and experiences.

Dan North, ThoughtWorks

 Dan  North Dan is a principal consultant with ThoughtWorks, where he writes software and coaches teams in agile and lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, and all the others are too. This is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right", and why he is so passionate about behaviour-driven development, communication and how people learn. He has been working in the IT industry since he graduated in 1991, and he occasionally blogs at