Part III: Business Skills

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.

—Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

Part III focuses on the four essential business skills for an architect. These chapters explore the set of skills that will allow you to truly stand out among the field of architects for your business—based on your ability to help drive the business forward and grow in the context of business needs, not just your technical prowess. The chapters in Part III cover the following topics:

Chapter 9: Business Knowledge. Your ability to truly understand the language of business and the drivers that come into play when making tough ...

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