Big Design Upfront(BDUF) != No Design Upfront – Emergent Design and Architecture

Scott Ambler on Agile Architecture

I have been doing some research on agile architectures. I am also writing an article on the same. I recommend the following article from Scott Ambler for everyone trying understand the architecture creation and evolution in agile world.

 Agile Architecture: Strategies for Scaling Agile Development

Qualities of Software Architect – TaoDeJing’s readings applied.

Philippe Kruchten has summarized some of  TaoDeJing’s reading in his 2001 article – 
The Tao of the Software Architect

A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets her intuition
lead her wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed herself of concepts
and keeps her mind open to what is.
Thus the architect is available to everyone
and rejects no one.
She is ready to use all situations
and does not waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.