Architecture – A Beautiful Idea
The underlying foundation of every masterpiece, whether a Renaissance painting, a Beethoven symphony, a mathematical theorem, a magnificent building, or a bridge that still stands the test of time in beauty and function, inspiring later generations, is the same – it is Architecture.
Architecture in software and systems design has become increasingly important in a world ever more dependent on technology; a world where systems continue to become more complex, people demand seamless function, and the non-relatedness of one part can mean a fatal crisis of the system down the line, with real world consequences.
Masterful software/systems architecture allows IT talent to work confidently in concert together in a symphony of creative expression and innovation whose performance delivers outstanding results for both companies and their product’s end users, while saving time and money in the long run and placing product reliability on a firm foundation.
New Potentials – New Challenges
Within the past twenty years, it has become possible to use labor located overseas, making work collaborations that would have been unthinkable under 19th and 20th century work paradigms a possibility; but without a premium put on the role of a master architect, on a cogent architectural vision, and leadership that is based on knowledge capital developed over years of experience, one can end up with something more like the Tower of Babel than the Great Pyramids or the Taj Mahal.
Whether in-house or virtually-linked, to try to save money by letting engineers just ‘go at it’ without an experienced architect to overlook or to design plans, would be the same as allowing various artisans and craftspeople to arrive on your plot and just start building your house without a masterful architectural plan. It is doubtful that the results would be your dream home – if it functioned at all!
Imagine; stairs leading to nowhere; backtracking and convoluted electrical wiring that could short circuit and burn the structure down – if it didn’t electrocute someone first – and plumbing that doesn’t work. Not only might you not be pleased with the results, you might have to spend much time and money to try to fix it, if you could fix it at all, without having to scrap the whole thing and begin again.
Your company project’s key software products and infrastructure deserve better for success and peace of mind.
A Key Step – And a Wise Investment
The choice you make in retaining the eye and services of a master architect today makes for projects that are more likely to succeed without costly re-dos, or public relations nightmares when systems or products don’t work. It should be a key step, and a wise investment, which will pay you back dividends in teams that are more confident and motivated, having been given better guidelines and systems overview by a seasoned architect with years of experience working with both in-house and far-flung teams, whose members worked in concert under his baton from other states across the continental United States and other countries.
There is a binary analogy to the architecture of both software and bridges – Either it works, or it does not. And you don’t want to be standing under the fall-out of either one if they don’t!
If you are building up and stepping out with a new company or product, you want to have confidence, even with far-flung talent building it, that the final effect will be a symphonic harmony rather than cacophonous disharmony; in short, a Masterwork you can be proud of.
If you are an established company that is publicly traded, news from angry, frustrated software clients can hit the street and quickly spread, with shares dropping, causing a lasting resonance of loss of customer trust and investor reticence. You can build insurance against such negative potentials by hedging your bets by hiring of a masterful systems architect and expert software developer.
Remember, you wouldn’t try to build your dream house without the help of a seasoned architect. Don’t trust your company’s products and excellent reputation going forward to anything less than Masterwork Solutions!
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