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1 Anti-Architecture Anti – as in antidote

2 Perspective … I’m Spartacus Director for Strategy & Architecture for Corporate IT, Glaxo SmithKline –HR, Finance, Legal, Communications … –Live web TV service –Interfaces to MRP (SAP), BU’s

3 30 years of ineffectual waffle GSK Architecture Council ABPI – architecture Group Gartner/Forrester – Architecture Communities TOGAF, Zachman The only group less popular than Project Managers !

4 30 years of ineffectual waffle Always ‘jam tomorrow’ –Things will be simpler, smoother, cheaper, seamless –Data will flow, knowledge will flourish, business will bloom In reality –Rules, constraints, delays –Sacrifice your approach and technology now ….. for the greater good of everyone tomorrow ….. but ’tomorrow never comes’

5 Arriving at Warwick …. Deliberate decision to avoid ‘architecture’ No Architect role or group Informal ‘Design Group’ on major projects Architecture is delegated down to individual service domains –Platforms teams decide their own architecture for their server provisioning service –Storage teams decide their storage architecture (they are hidden from the UNIX team architecture, as they just consume their service)

6 Where’s the LDA ? There is no neat architecture map Instead there are “hidden” local architectures Undoubtedly we are not as architecturally efficient as we could be – we have re- work, duplication

7 How we progress Goal The Theory The Experience The Practice


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