Developing Architecting Competence; What and How, Hard and Soft by Gerrit Muller
Presentation Abstract: When setting up programs to help architects in developing their competences, we need to know what competences they need and how to develop such competences. Architects need a broad variety of competences from hard knowledge and skills to soft skills and the ability to apply them properly. Finally, the mindset and the ways of thinking are crucial for architects. Straight forward classroom teaching and online courses seem insufficient to achieve the desired competence development. How can organizations and education providers complement these training formats to help architects in developing? What can individuals do to develop themselves? What do various academic communities offer to help us finding answers?
Gerrit Muller, originally from the Netherlands, received his Master’s degree in physics from the University of Amsterdam in 1979. He worked from 1980 until 1997 at Philips Medical Systems as a system architect, followed by two years at ASML as a manager of systems engineering, returning to Philips (Research) in 1999. Since 2003, he has worked as a senior research fellow at the Embedded Systems Institute in Eindhoven, focusing on developing system architecture methods and the education of new system architects, receiving his doctorate in 2004. In January 2008, he became a full professor of systems engineering at University College of South East Norway in Kongsberg, Norway. He continues to work as a senior research fellow at the Embedded Systems Innovations by TNO in Eindhoven in a part-time position.
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