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#67 - Continuous Architecture (Part 1) - Principles and Essential Activities - Murat Erder

“As an architect, your main focus is to influence what’s running in production and to make sure you make the right decisions, so that you have a sustainable product."

Murat Erder is the co-author of “Continuous Architecture in Practice” and the CTO of People and Procurement at Deutsche Bank. In this first of a three-part series of “Continuous Architecture” episodes, Murat started by explaining what software architecture is and then explained in-depth the six principles of continuous architecture mindset. Murat continued by outlining the four essential activities of architecture that involve architectural decisions, technical debt, quality attributes, and feedback loops. Towards the end, we discussed the importance of data as an architectural concern. We touched on a few recent key data technology trends that impact and drive software architecture, including the importance of the data model as a prerequisite for successful software architecture.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:05:28]
  • Software Architecture - [00:09:12]
  • Six Principles of Continuous Architecture - [00:12:42]
  • Focus on Quality Attributes - [00:17:56]
  • Essential Activities - [00:19:16]
  • Architectural Decisions - [00:21:55]
  • Understand Technical Debt - [00:24:53]
  • Data as an Architectural Concern - [00:29:33]
  • Data Technology Trends - [00:32:10]
  • Importance of Data Model - [00:37:20]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:39:46]


Murat Erder’s Bio
Murat Erder is the CTO for People and Procurement at Deutsche Bank. His 25+ years of experience in the software industry range from software vendors, management consultancies, and large international banks, in which he worked as a developer, software architect, and management consultant. Murat’s main area of expertise is in data, integration, and architecture/CTO. Murat is the co-author of two books on software architecture, “Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World” and “Continuous Architecture in Practice: Software Architecture in the Age of Agility and DevOps”, and he has presented on this topic in several conferences, include SEI Saturn, O’Reilly Software Architecture and GOTO London.

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