In light of the size of current software projects, good project leadership is essential to a project's success. The role of project leader frequently falls to software architects, yet architects are often not trained in leadership or—even worse—are not aware of their roles as leaders. The following leadership strategies are frequently pivotal to a team's success. If neglected, they often lead to a project's demise; if followed, they often help projects succeed:
In this presentation, I will describe several concrete strategies that an architect can follow to achieve on-time and under-budget delivery of the system and illustrate the impact on projects with several concrete examples of success and failure.