Chapter 8

Role of the Architect

Abstract

In this chapter, we focus on the role of the architect in the world of Continuous Architecture. We start by looking at how the term architect is interpreted in general terms. We then look at what types of personality traits are normally perceived to belong to architects. For this we look at multiple psychometric evaluation tools used within the industry. We then describe the responsibilities of an architect in Continuous Architecture.

Keywords

software architect; Continuous Architecture; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Belbin; five-factor model; strength deployment inventory; product management; architectural decisions; communication and collaboration

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