The Agile Architect by Chris Edwards

Hi CAMUG Members,
Please join us October 1st for our next session titled: The Agile Architect by Chris Edwards.

Abstract:
The role of “Architect” is sometimes frowned upon in the Agile community as a central command-and-control authority who bottlenecks decisions and limits team empowerment. Or at least, that is what we thought. Follow the real-life journey of our teams as we discovered how the role of an architect is compatible with Agile principles. We will explore our failures, and how we learned that an Architect can bring immense value to the organization through a focus on transformational leadership. In this presentation you can see how an Architect as Leader can help a project scale and can help create a truly self-sustaining organization.

Bio:
Chris Edwards, P.Eng. Chris is a software manager with IHS Inc, working locally in Calgary. IHS is a global company with over 8000 employees that provides information and analytics to multiple industries, including energy, automotive, electronics, aerospace and chemicals. Chris has a diverse background, starting his career as a manufacturing test engineer, and eventually finding his passion for software development. Chris has had a variety of roles including developer, manager, Scrum Master and architect. He has a passion for how both technical excellence and transformational leadership can help drive agility. Chris recently co-authored an experience report and presented on it at the Agile 2015 conference in Washington, DC.

Additional Details:
Come 6pm, Thursday, October 1st and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!

Special thanks to our sponsors Innovate Calgary for the venue and eCompliance for the food and refreshments.