Chapter 15. Save Your Career, Save Our Profession, Save the World?

Save Your Career, Save Our Profession, Save the World?


We're needed (aren't we?)

It's nice to think we are the most important part of the enterprise, if not the world – I love enthusiasm and passion. It's a pity it needs to be toned down with a dose of reality, but how important are we really?

You can read plenty of arguments for the value of a data architect's contributions. Because most of the arguments are written by data architects, one can understand the rest of the world being a bit cynical. Of course, if our contribution fails, people will feel the pain, and then we will feel like we are at the center ...

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