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10 Essential Skills of the Modern Software Architect

Published: 25 October 2017

ID: G00338593

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild


Software architects have the same goals they've always had — to create software that meets the needs of today while adapting future needs in a cost-effective way. But technical professionals responsible for software architecture must use new technologies, paradigms and practices.

Table Of Contents


  • The Primary Responsibility of the Modern Software Architect
  • A Proliferation of Architecture
  • The Essential Skills
    • Technical Skills
    • Process Skills
    • Business Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills


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