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Essential Application Architecture Skills

Published: 12 March 2019

ID: G00378598

Analyst(s): Brad Dayley


Digital business demands require application architects to adapt and enhance skills to evolve application architecture. To create agile architectures, technical professionals embrace agile and DevOps, as well as cultivate skills such as cloud-native design, decoupled APIs/services and modernization.

Table Of Contents


  • Selecting Relevant and Effective Skills
  • Essential Skills for Application Architects and Architecture
    • Learn the Core Application Architecture Skills First
    • Learn These Valuable Application Architecture Skills Soon
    • Explore These Specialized and Emerging Application Architecture Skills
  • Skills Evaluation Details
    • Relevance of the Skill
    • Alignment
    • Positive Impact on Architecture
    • Learning Curve
    • Impedance to Apply


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