A new era of responsibility

As president Barack Obama was delivering his inaugural address on January 20th 2009 I was taking notes on how his theme of a "new era of responsibility" will affect my clients and my colleagues. Software architects have a tremendous power to make or break a system. With such power should come a great level of responsibility. But how often do you hear architects taking full responsibility for the design of a software solution? How often do you hear architects clearly justify why a certain design was chosen among an array of alternatives and how specific tactics will address domain specific business needs? Just check any software licensing agreement: [company] makes no warranties, express or implied ...

Has the time come for responsible software architecture and responsible software engineering? As a software architect how will you handle a new era of responsibility?


Constantin K.
Firebrand Architect®
SoftwareArchitectures.com

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