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Re: Why aren't software architects held accountable?

It's because creating software is inherintly an engineering task that's being performed by people who aren't engineers and the necessary discipline is lacking in the programming profession. For the latest trends, we look to blogs over professional organizations. Gaining specialized expertise in the latest technology matters more to us than gaining professional credentials that show that we understand the theory behind what we do. Here's an MSDN article explaining why our profession belongs to the field of engineering, and not art or science. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508955.aspx AS to the software architect question, it's simple, a software architect is the senior guy who's either tired of programming and/or wants to make more money. Does he have a masters? Probably not. What about a certification, such as those put out by the SEI? Probably not. In other professions, they expect more. An accountant is not a CPA until he passes the exam. There are tiered certification levels for actuaries. Other engineering professions have accredidations as well as masters programs.

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