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Software Architecture: A Story About Business Value and Trade Offs

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Abel Fresnillo Silva
Lowe's Companies, Senior Software Engineer

Abel is a Senior Software Engineer at Lowe’s Companies and is a Java User Group Leader in Charlotte, NC. He has over 14 years of experience leading development teams to build software solutions within multiple business domains, including Finance, E-Commerce and Insurance Services. Abel is passionate about Software Development, Software Architecture and Agile Methodologies.

He enjoys spending time with friends, learning about other cultures and creating technical videos on YouTube. https://abel.dev


The software development industry is changing rapidly, new technologies are born every day, an increasing number of options are presented to development teams to build solutions and there is an urge to adopt the newest languages, frameworks and tools. This tendency is causing organizations to lose focus on what is really important: Building software solutions that deliver business value.

We’ll go over the process to identify what business value means for your organization using popular design techniques like Value Stream Mapping, then we will translate those business needs into architectural characteristics and finally we will review the steps to choose the right architecture.