The Architect Elevator – Visiting the Upper Floors | Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe; The Architect Elevator – Visiting the Upper Floors; In Martin Fowler’s Blog; 2017-05-24.

tl;dr → an architect must be able to speak argot to a wide range of cultures; the architect travels to meet the client & the service workers, they do not travel to meet him.  The elevator is a metaphor for SES in the workplace.


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Top 10 Success Secrets for Software Architects | Good Design is Good Business Series by Rational of IBM

Peter Eeles (IBM, Rational); Top 10 Success Secrets for Software Architects; Good Design is Good Business Series; On YouTube; 2012-06-29; 1:05:03.

The Process of Software Architecting; 27 slides.

The Ten Keys to Success

  1. Understand end-to-end development
  2. Understand their role
  3. Manage risk and manage change
  4. Communicate with stakeholders
  5. Reuse assets
  6. Right-size their involvement
  7. Influence the requirements
  8. Derive solutions from business needs
  9. Refine solutions based on technology
  10. Appreciate the broader context