Comments on: What is Software Architecture? http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/ Musing about architecture, architecting and architects Sun, 09 Sep 2007 01:24:14 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: sanjib pandey http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-165 sanjib pandey Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:39:40 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-165 Dear sir, i have am just starting with learning what is architecture… Want to grow as Software architectural consultant… I have some questions that need to be addressed 1. when some one have talent and can grow in any of the dimensions and he has not mention his designation and having good skill set of software architech, it is fair to reject any CV with out desination even he have exellent skill set. 2. What is need to now…to convince our CEO of our company.he is basically booky knowldge man and he could not get the point of tech knoeldge so please give good defination of s/w architec did he need desination give me suggestion, so that i can convince my CEO thanks Regards Sanjib Dear sir,
i have am just starting with learning what is architecture… Want to grow as Software architectural consultant…

I have some questions that need to be addressed

1. when some one have talent and can grow in any of the dimensions and he has not mention his designation and having good skill set of software architech, it is fair to reject any CV with out desination even he have exellent skill set.
2. What is need to now…to convince our CEO of our company.he is basically booky knowldge man and he could not get the point of tech knoeldge
so please give good defination of s/w architec did he need desination give me suggestion, so that i can convince my CEO
thanks
Regards
Sanjib

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By: Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-10 Ruth Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:45:03 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-10 For more on architect salary data, see: Software Architect Salaries in the UK, on ITJobsWatch.com at http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/software%20architect.do Average IT Manager Makes $99,000, Staffer $73,000, InformationWeek Survey Finds, by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, InformationWeek, Apr 24, 2006 at http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=186500737 For more on architect salary data, see:

Software Architect Salaries in the UK, on ITJobsWatch.com at http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/software%20architect.do

Average IT Manager Makes $99,000, Staffer $73,000, InformationWeek Survey Finds, by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, InformationWeek, Apr 24, 2006 at http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=186500737

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By: Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-9 Ruth Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:00:16 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-9 Hello Srihari, Allan Hoffman has a nice article on the Role of the Architect and he quotes the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide which pegs the architect salary range at $77,250 to $108,000. See Career Spotlight: Software Architect, by Allan Hoffman at http://technology.monster.com/articles/softwarearchitect/ But architect salaries run a much larger range than that. This is because architects range in decision scope from product/application architect all the way up to chief architect. Even within "chief architect" there is a range. In R&D, there may be a chief architect with responsibility for products in a division or business unit, or there may be a chief architect for the entire corporation. Bill Gates is the most well-known example. I don't think he was paid $108,000 per year!! :-) So you see, the sky is the limit. Good luck! Thanks for the compliment on the Resources for Architects site at www.bredemeyer.com. We try to make it valuable to the community. Always willing to add new resources that are valuable to architects, so if you come across other resources we should link or reference, please let us know. Hello Srihari,

Allan Hoffman has a nice article on the Role of the Architect and he quotes the Robert Half Technology Salary Guide which pegs the architect salary range at $77,250 to $108,000. See Career Spotlight: Software Architect, by Allan Hoffman at http://technology.monster.com/articles/softwarearchitect/

But architect salaries run a much larger range than that. This is because architects range in decision scope from product/application architect all the way up to chief architect. Even within “chief architect” there is a range. In R&D, there may be a chief architect with responsibility for products in a division or business unit, or there may be a chief architect for the entire corporation. Bill Gates is the most well-known example. I don’t think he was paid $108,000 per year!! :-)

So you see, the sky is the limit. Good luck!

Thanks for the compliment on the Resources for Architects site at http://www.bredemeyer.com. We try to make it valuable to the community. Always willing to add new resources that are valuable to architects, so if you come across other resources we should link or reference, please let us know.

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By: srihari http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-8 srihari Mon, 17 Jul 2006 06:42:32 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-8 http://www.bredemeyer.com/ is a fabulous site who wants to become a software architect. hats off.. I was just looking for something exactly like this. Just could not get to any one apart from this. Thank you. Hopefully, this would be my reference and guide. http://www.bredemeyer.com/ is a fabulous site who wants to become a software architect. hats off..

I was just looking for something exactly like this. Just could not get to any one apart from this.

Thank you. Hopefully, this would be my reference and guide.

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By: srihari http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-7 srihari Mon, 17 Jul 2006 06:27:39 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-7 am a laymenn in this incentives world.. Do you have rough guesses or numbers around how much would be the salary difference am a laymenn in this incentives world.. Do you have rough guesses or numbers around how much would be the salary difference

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By: Ruth http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-6 Ruth Sat, 15 Jul 2006 23:48:26 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-6 Hello Srihari, 1. The architect position carries broader responsibility and this is generally associated with higher salary than more narrowly scoped positions. I have lamented some really promising architects being lost to the management track because the salaries and promotion opportunities there were greater (and the opportunities opened up faster). This will presumably change as organizations realize that they need to create incentives for architectural talent to stay in the architect career track, and to attract developers who show promise as system designers into the architect career track. 2. I'm guessing that in your second question you are asking if architecture is a career in which you can make a contribution in a larger sense. I think we live in exciting times where the cumulative effects of technology advances mean huge and rapid changes for mankind. Further, architects have the responsibility and the opportunity to be innovative, and this is both exciting and opens up opportunities to change the world in small and in big ways. Hello Srihari,

1. The architect position carries broader responsibility and this is generally associated with higher salary than more narrowly scoped positions. I have lamented some really promising architects being lost to the management track because the salaries and promotion opportunities there were greater (and the opportunities opened up faster). This will presumably change as organizations realize that they need to create incentives for architectural talent to stay in the architect career track, and to attract developers who show promise as system designers into the architect career track.

2. I’m guessing that in your second question you are asking if architecture is a career in which you can make a contribution in a larger sense. I think we live in exciting times where the cumulative effects of technology advances mean huge and rapid changes for mankind. Further, architects have the responsibility and the opportunity to be innovative, and this is both exciting and opens up opportunities to change the world in small and in big ways.

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By: srihari http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/comment-page-1/#comment-5 srihari Wed, 12 Jul 2006 13:54:30 +0000 http://traceinthesand.com/blog/2006/05/07/what-is-software-architecture/#comment-5 I am just starting with learning what is architecture... Want to grow as Software architectural consultant... I have some questions that need to be addressed 1. Is this decision right in terms of earnings.. when I have talent and can grow in any of the dimensions.. 2. What is my need to the world now... Are there any better things I could do to get the life for many I am just starting with learning what is architecture… Want to grow as Software architectural consultant…

I have some questions that need to be addressed

1. Is this decision right in terms of earnings.. when I have talent and can grow in any of the dimensions..
2. What is my need to the world now… Are there any better things I could do to get the life for many

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