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, accessing and integrating remote talent, making work collaborations possible that would have been unthinkable under 19th and 20th century work paradigms; but without a premium put on the role of a master architect and a cogent architectural vision with 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, virtually-linked, or a combination of the two, 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 trying 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 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 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 in-house and far-flung teams whose members have worked in concert under his direction 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 stepping out with a new company or product, you want to have confidence that the final effect will be a symphonic harmony, rather than cacophonous disharmony. In short, a Masterwork that 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 negative resonance of loss of customer trust and investor reticence, even loss of employee confidence. You can build insurance against such negative potential, by hedging your bets and hiring of a masterful systems architect, whether at the beginning of a project, or to troubleshoot.
You wouldn’t try to build your dream house without the help of a seasoned architect. Don’t trust your company’s products or services, and excellent reputation to anything less than Masterwork Solutions.
Contact today to discuss your company’s needs and goals.