Architecture at large scale, such as in enterprises and organisations with complex infrastructure, puts very different demands on the role than being a software engineer or even solutions architect. For sure, you will need solid technical skills. But the ability to convince and drive solutions become more and more important.
In this episode I talk to three ex-colleagues of mine from Elsevier - who have been working as enterprise architects for some time. And we touch on the challenges of the role and how they deal with it.
Links you may want to follow up on:
- Lean Software Architecture http://www.leansoftwarearchitecture.com
- Melvin Conway's paper: "How do committees invent?" http://www.melconway.com/Home/Committees_Paper.html
- Conway's Law: http://www.melconway.com/Home/Conways_Law.html