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Software Architect Bootcamp by Ph.D. Thomas J. Mowbray, Raphael Malveau

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8.4. Conclusions

In this chapter we covered several intelligence-gathering techniques that can improve our architecture practices and probability of system success. One of the most important lessons learned is to consider architecture as a deliverable. In the opinions of some software authorities, architecture is the most important deliverable of the project. We tend to agree; however, we seldom brag about this openly, especially in the presence of developers. The truth is that everybody's contribution to the software project is vitally important, but not all are equally important. Each person can provide a positive or negative contribution to the project's outcome. For example, negative contributions can result from exacerbating chaotic project ...

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