In the spirit of allowing the profession to control it's own body of knowledge, we have opened up a survey on what YOU want the profession to be titled. It is open to the public so you don't have to be a member to answer. Keep in mind while you answer that the title you
By Paul Preiss I am very excited to be teaching the Iasa Core in Las Vegas this week. The restaurants and the shows will be a welcome change and I have a great list of students lined up. In Core we go through an entire corporate lifecycle including project selection based on business case, project
By Yan Zhao, Ph.D I was hired many years ago as a corporate level principal architect. The first assignment I got was to describe the architecture of an existing software system product inherited from a company acquisition. The original people who created the system had left the company. There were no architecture or design documents; no
By Gene Hughson Technical skills are important for a software architect; I think few would argue with that. However, technical skill alone is far from sufficient. Soft skills, particularly those necessary for crafting compromises that reconcile competing viewpoints, are critical. Jef Claes is a Belgian software engineer who typically blogs about coding and Domain Driven Design.