Thoughts on the role of Technology Architects

I was reorganizing some files today, and found some (handwritten! :) notes from years past… worth posting them, although they’re not very structured. On the Role of the Architect If I look at how I spend most of my time… Technology Architects/ Technology Strategist do three things: set directions make decisions solve problems (not my definition, by the way… David expanding on what this means) On centralized “platform” teams Platform as a Service is very similar in the way most old style IT programmes were: you built a central reusable service because it’s cheaper to operate common services centrally than reinvent the wheel every time.