February 6, 2020

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Shaping and communicating architectural decisions

Shaping and communicating architectural decisions

Communication is not an optional soft skill for architects. It's essential to your success. You may have the most brilliant ideas, but if you're ineffective in communicating their value or if you can't obtain buy-in from your stakeholders, you won't be successful. Seth Dobbs shares a process for effectively shaping and communicating your solutions to different stakeholders.

Talk Title Shaping and communicating architectural decisions
Speakers Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
Conference O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference
Conf Tag Engineering the Future of Software
Location London, United Kingdom
Date October 29-31, 2018
URL Talk Page
Slides Talk Slides

Success as an architect comes from more than technical expertise and solid ideas. It’s a leadership role that requires effective communication to succeed, a challenge which is made more difficult by the ecosystem that the architect works in. You need to get input from and communicate your thoughts to a wide range of stakeholders, including business representatives, project managers, development team members, and designers. If you have trouble getting your development team to buy into your approach, challenges with having the issues you bring to the business owner being shot down, or disconnects with the design team resulting in being given designs that can’t be built on time and on budget, this tutorial is for you. Join Seth Dobbs to learn the tools and strategies to become a more effective communicator. Topics include:

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