Among various enterprise architecture initiatives at The Open Group is an effort led by Leonard Fehskens to see to it that 'software architect' can mean something dependable and repeatable. We recently spoke with Fehskens. The take away: Conceptual integrity, product line thinking, conversance in varied domains, goal orientation and an eye for the essentials are some of the skills that mark a true software architect.
In a brief podcast, SearchSOA.com Editor Jack Vaughan discusses some lessons learned in the area of software skills.
- The term 'software architect' can be misused.
- It is not about mastering the ways of the programmer.
- The big question an architect must ask every time is 'what are you trying to achieve?'
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