I'm presenting in the Architecture Track at Tech.Ed Australia again, and maybe also Tech.Ed New Zealand for the first time. Here's what I was thinking of talking about:
Challenging the Role of the Architect
There are as many definitions of the role of the Architect as there are organisations, and current shifts in approaches like Agile are further pushing the boundaries. Do we even need Architects? Many would suggest not. In this talk, long-time Architect and Solutions Architect MVP Kevin Francis from Object Consulting will challenge the audience with his views on Architecture and Architects, covering areas such as:
- The role of the Architect in a project context.
- The relationship between Architects and other roles in a project and professional context.
- The skills and knowledge required by an Architect.
In addressing the above Kevin will consider both iterative and agile types of projects, thereby addressing the role of the Architect in agile projects.
So, tell me what you think of the above. What else do you think I should talk about? Is it interesting?
I have made the slides from the BA World presentation on 'Business Analysts v Architects' available on Slideshare. Please let me know what you think, and if you would like me to come at present it in person at your organisation or user group please let me know. I'm always happy to come and present this topic or any of the other topics that are listed here.