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Architectural Katas

17:0019:00 Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Location: Hall A5

Considering the question “How do we get great designers?” Fred Brooks points out, “Great designers design, of course.” So how do we get great architects? Without the chance to try things, how can we improve?

Architectural katas are proven exercises designed to maximize the architectural effort, minimize the unnecessary overhead, and complete all the critical elements that any architectural exercise should include: changing requirements, a customer, project constraints, a deadline, peers, and a review process. Your moderator will lead a hands-on workshop where, in small groups, you’ll answer an RFP, cook up an architecture, and present it for review. It’s the quickest way to experiment without risking your job.

No prior experience as an architect is required. In fact, having no experience might even be more beneficial—you’ll have no pre-existing ideas about how it “should” be done.

What is an Architectural Kata?

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Krisztián Tóth |
4/11/2019 15:44 CET

My train arrives to Berlin Hbf just before 5 PM. Would it make sense to join this event 20 minutes after starting time or is that too late?

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Marcel Cary | Developer
1/11/2019 18:42 CET

Wow, this sounds like a great opportunity to get some real-world practice without the real-world risk, plus some extra expert feedback.

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