Agile Architecture in Digital Era : Concepts and Practices

Learn about development approaches with Agile. Understand the foundations, tools, rules and the architect's important leadership role.

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Regular price: $1,200
  • Preferential price: $1,020

Course outline

Duration : 2 days

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Agility and the implementation of good practices are disrupting the role of architects. However, this role has never been more important, since the success of the project depends largely on them. Since Agility embraces transparency, introspection and adaptation, the architecture must be able to reflect these three main pillars of Agility. Therefore, it is essential that the Architect knows how to put all the winning conditions in place to maximize the chances of success of the project.

  • Any architect who wants to update its knowledge of agile architecture.
  • Any analyst, designer or developer who aspires to become an agile architect.


  • Basic understanding of Oriented-Object
  • Basic understanding of Agile Approach


  • Understand role/responsibility of the solution architect in an agile context.
  • Understand the challenges agility represents for the solution architect today.
  • Provide architects with basic tools (concepts and practices) to better approach architecture activities in a context of agile development.

Training approach

The training approach combines practical explanations, watching video clips, labs in split sessions, group discussions and quizzes.


Day 1 - AM

Chapter 1: Introduction to Agile Architecture (30 min)

  • Reminder on basic elements of agility
  • Reminder on basic elements of software architecture

Chapter 2: Posture & Leadership (30min)

  • Soft skills of an agile architect
  • Know-how of an agile architect
  • Leadership Styles
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Quiz

​Break: 10 min

Chapter 3: Architectural Patterns (1h)

  • Layered architecture
  • Event-Driven
  • Plug-in architecture (Microkernel)
  • Microservices architecture
  • Space-based architecture
  • Other patterns
  • Quiz

Break: 10 min

Chapter 4: Principles of Agile Architecture (1h)

  • Simplicity
  • Decoupling/cohesion
  • Dependency
  • Decomposition
  • Evolutive
  • Other principles
  • Quiz

Synthesis: 10 min

Day 1 - PM

Chapter 5: Architectural Approaches (30min)

  • Emerging
  • Intentional
  • Continuous
  • Tailored
  • Quiz

Chapter 6: Agile Specifications (30min)

  • Functional specifications
  • Non-functional specifications
  • Quiz

Break: 10 min

Laboratory: Putting it into practice (2h10)

  • Using a case study, participants experience putting the concepts presented into practice.
  • 1h in split sessions (subgroup of 5 people max)
  • 10 min break
  • 1h in plenary session to exchange and discuss agile architecture concepts

Synthesis: 10 min

Day 2 – AM

Chapter 7: Communication & presentation (30min)

  • Levels of documentation
  • Types of documentation
  • Common and technical vocabulary
  • Targeted Audience
  • Quiz

Chapter 8: Agile Development Techniques (30min)

  • Design techniques
  • Programming techniques
  • Testing techniques
  • Quiz

Break: 10 min

Chapter 9: DevOps and Automation (30min)

  • Branch Management
  • Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
  • Security
  • Quiz

Chapter 10: Architectural Health (30min)

  • Health measures
  • Observability
  • Quiz

Break: 10 min

Chapter 11: Legacy Code (30min)

  • Understand legacy code and technical debt
  • Refactoring approaches
  • From monolith to micro-services
  • Quiz

Synthesis: 10 min


This training uses the Miro collaboration tool ( Access will be provided by the trainer. Make sure your organization allows you to access this product before training begins.

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Frédéric Paradis
Frédéric Paradis
Certified Trainer and Cloud Architect
As a certified Microsoft trainer, Frédéric describes himself as a Cloud magician who easily navigates the mythical space between technology and reality.
Marc Maisonneuve
Marc Maisonneuve
Training program director
Marc Maisonneuve has acted as a Training Program Director, professional effectiveness trainer and user tools practice leader at AFI for several years. Mr. Maisonneuve is known for his analytical skills, his legendary calm and his undeniable desire to encourage people to develop their skills. He has the ability to present technological solutions in a natural way and to adapt them to the concrete needs of the workplace.
Vicky Moreau
Vicky Moreau
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Francis Ferland-Stevenson
Francis Ferland-Stevenson
Francis began as a trainer more than 5 years ago by testing office automation tools designed specifically to met the needs of his colleagues. His calm and his empathy makes him able to adapt his language according to the level of experience of the group. This makes his learnings clear and accessible to anyone. As a trainer, he is therefore attentive to the needs of his students to make sure they meet their objectives and face the challenges.