July 2015

July 21, 2015

6:00 - 7:30 PM


####So what do we do with the architects?

You’ve made the switch to agile. You stopped doing comprehensive documentation and you have self directed teams that value emergent design right?. Then you notice that you forgot to give the architects something to do. Architecture is an activity that all teams need to perform and you might just have some experienced individuals around to help lead and guide them. In this presentation we will talk about what software architecture is, how teams accomplish it, and where the people traditionally called “architects” fit in an agile world.


####Ryan Bergman


Hi! My name is Ryan Bergman and I’m a software developer in Des Moines Iowa. I work for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group where I work mostly on applications merging agronomic data from farm equipment with web applications. It’s pretty cool. I am a big fan of agile/xp software development and I speak on the subject at user groups and conferences sometimes.


Pizza will be provided.

Meeting Location

Merchants Bonding Company
2100 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321

This is across the street from Grays Lake and just south of Waterworks Park.

Park behind the building on the south side and enter through the patio.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.