AgileByExample

Jason Yip

Jason Yip is a Senior Agile Coach at Spotify in NYC. Previously he was a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, mostly in Australia. He first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999. He was formerly a committer on the first Open Source Continuous Integration server, CruiseControl.

Using BAPO to apply "structure follows strategy" to your organisation

BAPO stands for Business Architecture Process Organisation. It is Jan Bosch's more fleshed out expression of "structure should follow strategy". I recently experimented with applying this framework and would like to share what worked and what didn't. Concepts expanded beyond BAPO to include product capabilities versus architecture services; overlapping product lifecycle s-curves; Simon Wardley's Pioneers, Settlers, Town Planners; and a reframing of the teaching people how to fish metaphor. Beyond sharing my successes and failures, I'll also encourage attendees to sketch how they might try this framework in their own context and anticipate what issues may appear.