Does Agile Need Architects?

In an environment where innovation and entrepreneurship are key objectives and Just In Time Design and Minimum Viable Product are commonly-accepted practices, is the role of architect still meaningful? If so, what can architects do to promote, rather than impede, Lean and Agile practices within an organization? And above all, how can architects help an organization to keep up with the bewildering pace of technology change.

Kevin Fox, ICC’s Enterprise Architecture Practice Lead, applies his real-world experience supporting Agile development teams and organizational technology adoption to examine the characteristics of meaningful architecture in the context of Agile transformation.