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Tuesday, April 28 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
A Partner Is Good to Have, but Difficult to Be

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This workshop will help participants build partnering skills and avoid pitfalls through games, examples, and discussion and show how these skills can produce better results for the architecture team and its customers. Architecture efforts can be sidelined without the engagement and trust of software developers and project managers, yet architects do not always see collaboration and service as part of their role. Lack of collaboration and service on the part of an architect can result in an architect’s
  • uncertainty about whether and how well products are being used or delivering value
  • products and guidance being “worked around” rather than incorporated
  • rigid and less-than-effective use of stakeholder-related architecture practices

We will illustrate the importance of partnering in the context of architecture. We define partnering as “the extent to which architecture stakeholders maintain clear, cooperative roles and maximize the value that they deliver and receive.” We will also share and facilitate a discussion using hands-on ideas and examples of how to build on existing partner relationships to increase engagement and trust.

Presenters
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Dave Dikel

InSysCo
Dave Dikel is a senior information technology specialist with InSysCo, an Acentia Company, supporting a large software program for the U.S. government. His role is to ensure that new development activities integrate with existing systems and business processes and deliver improved services. Dikel draws on over 30 years’ experience leading and supporting analysis, architecture, and product development efforts in commercial and government... Read More →
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David Kane

Santeon Group
David Kane is a senior agile coach with the Santeon Group, bringing over 20 years of IT experience in both the commercial and government sectors. He has been leading and coaching teams through agile approaches since 2001. He is coauthor of the book Software Architecture: Organizational Principles and Patterns as well as many articles on software development.

Tuesday April 28, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
3. Salon E

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