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Re: The key difference between developer and architect roles

Many key points have been listed here, and so many are accurate. As a former architect, I can say most devs can ascertain that leads and architects do have some identical and even overlapping skills, but at a high level the architect needs to go beyond the lead, sometimes into areas where leads aren't as comfortable or don't care to venture. These are typically areas related to not only the "big picture" as mentioned, but full system architecture how it relates to future endeavors, customer expansion, and more soft skills of responsibility, leadership (perhaps multiple teams/products), customer and/or stakeholder interfacing, etc. For a different perspective, at the Code Palousa conference back in 2011, Joe Wirtley gave a great presentation on the true role of the architect and some better use of tools of the trade... http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Role-of-the-Architect

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