Skip to main content
What Architects Know and Do 'In the organizational phases of the architecting process, we make the point that sponsorship by the management community, and buy-in by the technical community, are vital to the success of the architecture. The political aspect of the architect's role frustrates many architects who just want to "get the job done".'

This point is frequently overlooked by IT pros. Successful technology architectures and platforms are a delicate balancing act between vision, technology, concensus-building, evangalism, and diplomacy. People like Steve Jobs & Bill Gates have become masters of this discipline, and anyone considering a role in technology architecture would do well to take lessons from their experience. I'm not saying we should all become Gates clones (what a boring world that would make ;-), but one can admire an individual's achievements in one area while deploring the same person's behavior in others.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My First Google Wave

I got my invitation to Google Wave on Friday and finally had a few minutes to check it out last night and today.  Started my first wave on "cloud computing."  Seems fitting to discuss the topic in a new, cloud-based collaboration platform.  Of course, I continue to have dialogs on cloud computing in other media, but couldn't resist trying out Google Wave with such a fitting topic.

Right now I've only got about 5 colleagues in Google Wave along with me, but that'll grow over the next few days.  I'll post more observations as my community grows and I have more reasons to work in the environment.

Meanwhile, I'm in it and learning my way around.  Stay tuned!