Role of Architects in Agile Organizations

  • Antonio MartiniEmail author
  • Lars Pareto
  • Jan Bosch


Agile software development is broadly adopted in industry and works well for small-scale projects. In the context of large-scale development, however, there is a need for additional structure in the form of roles and practices, especially in the area of software architecture. In this chapter, we introduce the CAFFEA framework that defines a model for architecture governance. The framework defines three roles, i.e., chief architect, governance architect, and team architect, as well as a set of practices and responsibilities assigned to these roles. The CAFFEA framework has been developed and validated in close collaboration with several companies.


Team Architect Software Product Line Reference Architecture Architecture Evolution Agile Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg UniversityGothenburgSweden

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