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

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9.8. Psychology of Ownership

With individuals and groups, a very important concept is ownership. This is using the "not invented here" syndrome to our advantage in psychological warfare. Ownership can take a long time to develop but is a very important concept for the architect to foster. Ownership can be much more easily eliminated than developed.

Ownership can be quickly eliminated if there is one "know-it-all" person who overrules and makes all decisions on a design or project. For some naysayers, this is the definition of the architect's role. To avoid this perception, the architect cannot be a micromanager. The architect should focus on architecturally significant questions and delegate engineering design questions to the responsible developers. ...

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