Agile Methodologies have recently become popular across the spectrum of technology activity from Agile Start-ups. But is all this talk of Agile methods with short ‘sprints’ and a dependency on ‘user stories’ consistent with the Enterprise Architecture’s goal of having a comprehensive map of all the relevant technologies and the relevant business and technology roadmaps? A common perception is “no”.

In this paper Karl Schulmeisters discusses where there are conflicts between traditional Enterprise Architecture approaches and Agile Methodologies, and where the two align, as well as some best practices for integrating the two.