Software architects often focus too much on the technical side to building software, including key platform or design decisions or finding reasons to use the latest and greatest technologies. We often forget that software is built by people, and without considering how the people work together, architectural visions are wasted. Patrick Kua explores why and how architects should care about high-performance teams and looks at ways architects can influence them.
Patrick Kua is the chief scientist at the mobile bank N26, where he’s building the engineering group that will change how retail banking works. Previously, Patrick was the CTO of N26 and a principal technical consultant at ThoughtWorks in London. He’s the author of three books: The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads, and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker and blogger. He’s passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organizations, and technology.
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