Can Solution Architecture and an Agile lifecycle work hand in hand?

Hosted by Iridium

As more organisations leverage technical expertise to navigate the required rapid pace of change, there’s a key outcome everyone’s after… ‘Agile delivery solution architecture.’

Yet, the question remains; can solution architecture be delivered inline with iterative face-paced Agile ways of working? Phil Pringle, Group Chief Architect and Khuram Gondal, Enterprise Architect for the Provident Financial Group, along with Brett Hargreaves, Cloud Practice Lead at Iridium, are set to explore this topic at the breakfast roundtable event hosted by PFG and Iridium at Leeds Digital Festival.

This event will answer questions such as; how can solution architecture and agile work hand in hand, where would solution architecture fit into an agile lifecycle, and what adaptations need to be made to how both Solution Architects and Development Teams operate to optimise the benefits of the disciplines and deliver incrementally at pace?

During the event, the experts will also explore the challenges of aligning the growth of Centres of Excellence for architecture in agile organisations, whilst delving into how these challenges can be overcome.


Phil Pringle: Group Chief Architect at Provident Financial Group (Vanquis Bank, Sunflower, MoneyBarn)

Phil has worked in Consumer Finance for 30 years, and held a number of senior IT and business roles, and is currently, leads a team of architects at PFG, responsible for the choice of technology and the design of new systems and technology solutions that create simplicity, agility and reliability for customers, and help put our customers on a path to a better everyday life . Working in the fast-paced agile world of FinTech, Phil has become a passionate advocate of agile working and understands the importance of embedding an agile mindset to unlock the power of iteration, rapid learning and improvement.

Khuram Gondal, Enterprise Architect at Provident Financial Group

Khuram is an experienced architect who has worked in the industry, mainly as a consultant, for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in enterprise architecture, digital transformations and end-to-end solution design, all augmented with deep-rooted project management experience, successfully coordinating and leading various technical teams and projects. He currently leads a team of Solution Architects at PFG, responsible for the technology roadmap and solution design of new systems.

Brett Hargreaves: Practice Lead & Cloud Architect, Iridium

A published author and former Principal Azure Architect at Deloitte, Brett works closely with Iridium’s clients across financial, legal and utility sectors, to deliver tailored strategies that lower costs, increase resilience, enhance scalability and drive agility. Skilled in developing robust, agile solutions Brett has extensive experience in delivering and disseminating best practices for adoption, working closely with clients and architecture, security and engineering teams to deliver a secure and flexible cloud platform.


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Can Solution Architecture and an Agile lifecycle work hand in hand?
23rd Sep 2022 8:30am - 10:30am
Hosted by Iridium
1 Aire Street Leeds LS1 4PR

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