Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016

  • 1. An insight into a software architect’s role in project development

    Authors : Ayushi Agarwal, Devyani Jivani, Akash Pillai

    Pages : 180-185

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.73.525

    Keywords : software architect project management Risk management ownership

    Abstract :

    Software architect plays an important role in developing the software as software architecture plays a crucial role in the positive and negative result of the software project with regard to quality and cost. People have different individual tendencies, and how they understand, design and implement any allocated task is influenced by it. These individual tendencies are identified by soft skills. Generally development of software is a team effort which implies various people performing distinct tasks. The positive and negative result stories of software projects disclosed the human factor as one of the critical importance. In this handwork we are presenting an analytic study about the practical experiences and industrial case studies on how the architect’s role has facilitated or hindered success. This paper describes the results of an online survey, with the contribution of 20 software architects,targeted at defining the features of the software architect's role. The results expose that software architects conduct different activitiessuch as duties, knowledge, skills,management and many more. Besides, in the context of leadership, software architects attempt to do far more than they can at present do. The output of this survey will help in understanding various aspects and requirements for the post of software architect and gives the present-day status of their use in job advertisements.Software architects develops software which is the fundamental part of software architecture; however, its combination in the development procedure has become more challenging with the conversion from traditional to agile development methods, and with the architects becoming more technological experts responsible for high-level design.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Ayushi Agarwal, Devyani Jivani, Akash Pillai, "An insight into a software architect’s role in project development", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=907&j_id=3337, Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016, 180-185, #ijltetorg