March 16–17, 2015: Training
March 17–19, 2015: Conference
Boston, MA

Agile Architecture

Molly Bartlett (ThoughtWorks), Martin Fowler (ThoughtWorks)
8:55am–9:35am Wednesday, 03/18/2015
Location: Hynes Ballroom B
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 47 ratings)
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There is a common misconception that architecture is thrown out the window when a team or organization is developing software in an agile fashion, but where does this myth stem from? Surely, there is some truth behind this thinking. We’ll talk about some of the underlying assumptions that support this belief in order to build a common understanding of what it really means to be developing in an agile fashion. During the second half of this talk, we’ll move from the conceptual thinking into some practical suggestions from our experiences — what we’ve seen that works and highlight some practices to avoid. In the end, the audience will know how to bring architectural thinking into teams to support the higher level goals of application architecture.
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Molly Bartlett


Molly Dishman is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks Inc. a global IT Software Consultancy. During her ThoughtWorks career she has developed top quality software solutions for clients all over the world. She has been a trainer, developer, technical lead and coach during her time at ThoughtWorks. Molly is passionate about solving technical problems and helping others grow and learn software development.

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Martin Fowler


Martin is an author, speaker, consultant and self-described general loud-mouth on software development. He concentrates on designing enterprise software – looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. Fowler has been a pioneer of various topics around object-oriented technology and agile methods, and written several books including “Refactoring”, “UML Distilled”, “Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture”, and “NoSQL Distilled”. For the last decade he’s worked at ThoughtWorks, what he considers a “really rather good” system delivery and consulting firm, and writes at

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Audra Carter
02/24/2015 11:14am EST

Hi Dexter,

  • All sessions, workshops and keynotes will be recorded with the permission of each speaker.
  • The keynotes will be live-streamed, also with the permission of each speaker.
  • The trainings will not be recorded.

Attendees with an All Access Pass will have access to the recordings approximately three weeks after the conference. It will also be available for sale after the conference, for those who do not have an All Access Pass.

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Martin Fowler
02/24/2015 10:46am EST

Sorry, that should read “I’m afraid I don’t know what plans O’Reilly has for video”

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Martin Fowler
02/24/2015 10:44am EST

I’m afraid I don’t what plans O’Reilly has for video

Dexter D
02/23/2015 2:35am EST

Any plans to post this video conference online

Henry Muccini
01/28/2015 6:49am EST

Dear Molly and Martin,
this is Henry, a researcher on Software Engineering and Architecture from Italy. Unfortunately I would not be able to attend this conference (too many of them!). Is there any place where you are going to share your experience on this topic?