Architects of success

Flood, Gary
October 2004
IT Training;Oct2004, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports that a lack of skilled professionals who can follow through an information technology (IT) project is the reason for many failures. And although not all the remaining 85% are complete failures, the majority of systems fail to come in on time, deliver against requirement or satisfy overall organisational objectives. The role of systems architects is critical-their job is to translate a business vision into a technical blueprint. The real systems architect spends his time with a panproject view of the world, and is able to step back from writing code to make a solid business case for restructuring it. INSETS: What are systems architects and why do we need them?;PROFILE ONE OF A RARE KIND.


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