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Peer Connect Perspectives: How to Hire the Right Architect for Your Organization

Published: 19 July 2019

ID: G00444849

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Peer Connect members offer strategies to help their peers hire the right architect for their organization. They share insights on factors to consider and skill sets to look for when leveraging an architect’s knowledge and expertise in today’s dynamic and complex business environment.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Determine Why You Need an Architect in Your Organization
  • Analyze Your Organization’s Maturity
  • Hire an Architect Who Can Deliver the Expected Business Outcome
  • Soft Skills Your First Architect Must Possess
  • Key Takeaways

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