IT Architects - Thick and thin lines between various roles

An IT professional growing in his/her career, especially after 10+ years, tends to think “What is next? Management or Architecture?” As IT roles are relatively new compared to other professions and the responsibilities are evolving over the period, choosing the right path becomes easier or harder based on the clarity of the role and responsibilities at each level of growth.When I was offered the role of an architect, I was notsure on what I should do, where I should start and what are the expectations from the team, management and organization. I continued to perform at the level of a Senior Software Developer until someone mentored me and showed me the path, the tricks on architecture, how to organize and communicate with multiple stakeholders and many more tips and tricks to work effectively as an Architect.


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