I am biased. As a software architect I believe in the importance of this skill to the success of almost every software project.
I have seen myself how software projects become crippled when work is done without the help of a knowledgeable and experienced software architect.
Let’s do a quick summary on how Software Architecture can save your software project lots of money, time and effort. It may even determine success and failure for your organization.
What can Software Architecture do for you and your business?
- Reduce your cost of software development,
- Reduce the cost of software maintenance,
- Increase the speed in which you roll-out new features, and
- Reduce errors and possible bugs in your software.
All in all, it can make a difference between creating a solution that is unreliable, untrustworthy and hard to improve – vs. – a solution that provides consistent results, scales well and can be more easily updated when your business requirements change.
If you are building a software solution without an experienced software architect providing your development team with some architectural guidance, I would compare that to walking in the woods without a compass or a GPS. You may end up going in circles while making little progress in reaching your intended destination.