The Top 10 Dark Secrets of IT Architects
Maybe you are already an experienced IT architect, on the way to become an architect or just a wannabe. In all cases this article should be helpful and give some new insights.
There are a lots of myths and misconceptions about the work of It architects. One reasons for this situation is that almost nobody talks about the truth. At least with outsiders of the architects community.
Some of these secrets are a like a venereal diseases. They exist but nobody talks about it. The truth is that the architect doesn't make the architecture.
Common Decision Factors
Limited Know-how of the team
Boundaries within the organisation
Who is in the meeting?
Bad gut felling
Legacy Application Landscape
Corporate Specific KPIs
Always strive for the best technical solution
Don't be discouraged if it ends up with a suboptimal compromise
Walk the talk
You must be able to design and code what you decide
Facilitate communication and make decisions transparent documented
Share know-how and teach if needed
Influence without Politics
Manage politics, but don't be an active player in the dirty game