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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Architects

May 2011 Presentation
Ger Schoeber

This presentation from SATURN 2011 explains how the role of a software architect can be carried out easily and efficiently.


Software Engineering Institute


Although a great deal of the architecting job of a successful architect deals with technology, the essence of the work is in the areas of process and business, but especially in communication.

Software architects typically have a software engineering background. They have a lot of practical expertise in software programming, as well as experience with a specific domain. But once they're specifically assigned as an architect, they suddenly find that they must focus on the non-technical aspects of a project.

Many of my activities are based on Steven Covey's principles from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I use these seven principles as a foundation for my daily professional work, as well as in my private life. This presentation will show how the ever-busy role of an architect can be carried out in a highly effective and efficient way.

This presentation was given at SATURN 2011 in Burlingame, CA.