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12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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Chapter 8. Governance

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.”

Louis Kahn

“In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.”

Michael Graves

“As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.”

Harry von Zell

Have you ever looked across the business and observed duplicate implementations of the same software, and thought to yourself, “How in the world could this happen? Why aren’t they sharing the implementation?”

On further investigation, you realize that not only did both groups believe they acted in the best interests of the company, but neither group knew of the other’s implementation.

Another variation of this situation is when ...

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