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Re: Everybody is an architect, except when they're not

I think the sad thing is that true '9 to 5ers', the sort of people that wait for people to train them, are not really 'professionals' at all. Being a professional means being responsible for developing and maintaining your own skill base, and trying to grasp the whole picture, including design, business aspects, and so on. I think one of the problems with our 'profession' is that too many people think they're professional when really they just want to muck about writing code, and believe they don't have to try to understand anything else, because that's Somebody Else's Problem. BCS tries to address that to a degree, by requiring that you need to have higher level knowledge to claim you're a certified practitioner, but then kind of shoots itself in the foot by wanting to pidgeon-hole everyone a little too much. I think in general, we need to have better standards, and not accept this attitude that there are people that cut code, and people that design things, and people that understand the business. Everyone should have a solid grasp of these things. Many corporate projects go tits-up simply because things fell between two stools, because everyone thought someone else was handling it (or paying attention more than they were). This is directly related to the silo mentality.

Re: Everybody is an architect, except when they're not


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