Why does an architect need this skill?
The architect must be able to clearly define the vision—the “to be” state—so that each and every member of the team understands what is to be accomplished.
Common tasks involved in this skill?
A clearly defined vision includes the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the project.
Who needs this project completed? Who is responsible for this project?
What is the project? What is the end state? What will success look like?
When will the project be started? When should it be completed?
Where will the project be utilized?
Why is the project important?
How will the project be completed? How is the project funded? How does this project affect other projects?
What is their ownership in this skill?
The architect is responsible for working with the project sponsors and the management team to understand and document the project. Once the documentation is complete the architect is responsible for clearly communication the project and then monitoring the progress of the project.
Name an example of how an architect would use this in daily activities?
The architect must be able to envision the end state and also communicate the desired end state. If the architect envisions a people moving system without clearly articulating all of the requirements of the people moving system then the architect may end up with a horse and buggy when they really envisioned and needed a high speed rail.