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12 Essential Skills for Software Architects

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Master the Crucial Non-Technical Skills Every Software Architect Needs!

 

Thousands of software professionals have the necessary technical qualifications to become architects, but far fewer have the crucial non-technical skills needed to get hired and succeed in this role. In today’s agile environments, these “soft” skills have grown even more crucial to success as an architect. For many developers, however, these skills don’t come naturally–and they’re rarely addressed in formal training. Now, long-time software architect Dave Hendricksen helps you fill this gap, supercharge your organizational impact, and quickly move to the next level in your career.

 

In 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects, Hendricksen begins by pinpointing the specific relationship, personal, and business skills that successful architects rely upon. Next, he presents proven methods for systematically developing and sharpening every one of these skills, from negotiation and leadership to pragmatism and vision.

 

From start to finish, this book’s practical insights can help you get the architect position you want–and thrive once you have it!

 

The soft skills you need…

…and a coherent framework and practical methodology for mastering them!

 

Relationship skills

Leadership, politics, gracious behavior, communication, negotiation

 

Personal skills

Context switching, transparency, passion

 

Business skills

Pragmatism, vision, business knowledge, innovation

Book News Annotation:

This guide for professional software architects provides information on developing "soft" skills for professional advancement in the field. Assuming a professional level of technical skills, the volume focuses on business, personal and relationship skills to outline a route towards the integration of the technical and the professional in an enterprise environment. Hendricksen is a professional software architect with the firm Thomson Reuters. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Huge numbers of software professionals have the technical skills they need to become software architects. However, far fewer have the superior non-technical skills they need every bit as much - both to get into software architecture, and to succeed as architects. 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects focuses on the utterly crucial non-technical skills and competencies that often don't come naturally, and are rarely part of a technical professional's training. As companies increasingly move towards agile environments, these skills become even more crucial to success. Organized into three broad areas, the skills covered in this book include: * Relationship skills: graciousness, professionalism, communication, negotiation, leadership, and political skill * Internal skills: transparency, passion, and context switching * Business skills: business knowledge, innovation, pragmatism, and vision Technical readers will gain new clarity about each skill: what is involved, and how to systematically improve. Using this book's insights and practical techniques, they can dramatically improve their impact within the organization - and quickly move to the next level in their own careers.

About the Author

Dave Hendricksen, software architect for Thomson Reuters, works closely with the firm’s new product development teams to create innovative legal products for large-scale online platforms such as Westlaw.com. Hendricksen recently presented on “Designing and Building Large-Scale Systems in an Agile World” at Carnegie-Mellon University’s influential Software Engineering Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Author

 

Part I: Relationship Skills

Chapter 1: Gracious Behavior

Chapter 2: Communication

Chapter 3: Negotiation

Chapter 4: Leadership

Chapter 5: Politics

 

Part II: Internal Skills

Chapter 6: Transparency

Chapter 7: Passion

Chapter 8: Context Switching

 

Part III: Business Skills

Chapter 9: Business Knowledge

Chapter 10: Innovation

Chapter 11: Pragmatism

Chapter 12: Vision

 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321717290
Author:
Hendricksen, Dave
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110930
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.06 x 7 x 0.627 in 460 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Huge numbers of software professionals have the technical skills they need to become software architects. However, far fewer have the superior non-technical skills they need every bit as much - both to get into software architecture, and to succeed as architects. 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects focuses on the utterly crucial non-technical skills and competencies that often don't come naturally, and are rarely part of a technical professional's training. As companies increasingly move towards agile environments, these skills become even more crucial to success. Organized into three broad areas, the skills covered in this book include: * Relationship skills: graciousness, professionalism, communication, negotiation, leadership, and political skill * Internal skills: transparency, passion, and context switching * Business skills: business knowledge, innovation, pragmatism, and vision Technical readers will gain new clarity about each skill: what is involved, and how to systematically improve. Using this book's insights and practical techniques, they can dramatically improve their impact within the organization - and quickly move to the next level in their own careers.
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