4–7 Nov 2019
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Rethinking enterprise architecture for DevOps, Agile, and cloud native organizations

Michael Coté (Pivotal)
11:0011:45 Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: M4/M5
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Enterprise architects




Current application theory says that all responsibility for software should be pushed down to the actual DevOps-style team writing, delivering, and running the software. This leaves the EA role in the dust, seemingly killing it off. In addition to this being disquieting to EAs out there who have steep mortgage payments and other expensive hobbies, it seems to drop out the original benefits of enterprise architecture, namely oversight of all IT-related activities to make sure things don’t go wrong (e.g., spending, poor tech choices, problematic integration, etc.) and that things, rather, go right.

Michael Coté has spoken with several EA teams over the past few years about the changing nature of how EAs can help in a DevOps- and cloud native-driven culture. You’ll hear their experiences, including what type of EA help is actually needed and helps organizations thrive.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • General knowledge of DevOps, Agile, and an enterprise architect's responsibilities

What you'll learn

  • Learn how the DevOps world can still benefit from EAs
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Michael Coté


Michael Coté is the director of technical marking on the advocate team at Pivotal. He focuses on how large organizations are getting better at building and delivering software to help their business run better and grow. Previously, he was an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He does several technology podcasts (such as Software Defined Talk), writes frequently on how large organizations struggle and succeed with agile development and DevOps, blogs at cote.coffee, and is @cote on Twitter.

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  • WhiteSource
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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