This session is based on my experience leading GE Digital teams to develop solutions for external customers that incorporate the Business Model Canvas pattern in architecting microservice-based solutions. As in many software development organizations, adopting a cloud platform empowers our developers to develop, test, and deliver applications at an unprecedented rate. In addition, microservice-based architecture enables us to deliver scalable business-aligned capabilities and manage them much more effectively than monoliths.
In this development context, however, challenges remain:
In my talk, I’ll describe an approach to successfully address such challenges inspired by Design Thinking Business Analysis: Business Concept Mapping Applied, by Thomas Frisendal. I extend the author's work to product architecture and agile development to enable teams to align with a customer’s needs by validating for desirability, viability, and feasibility.
First, I will summarize the Lean Business Canvas, Concept Maps, and Domain-Driven Design patterns. Second, I will introduce the details of a novel lean approach to developing product architecture that combines Business/Lean Model Canvas, Design Thinking, and Agile practices. Architects will learn how to