Software architects and enterprise architects work with a variety of roles, and often the deep technical work is performed by other application architects or solutions architects. Maggie Carroll shares useful skills and actionable techniques for creating a new architecture function and leading other architects in developing a system of systems. Along the way, Maggie compares two diverse architecture challenges—starting up a new EA function on an IT team comprised of solution architects leading Agile Scrum teams and integrating large and small vendors in a highly technical real-time proprietary system while meeting a faster-than-before schedule—by storying the solutions, with an honest look at the level of success and pivoting.
Starting with the end in mind: What’s the goal?
Gaining influence starts with ownership
Energizing the team: Create opportunities for success with skill development
Lather, rinse, repeat
Communicate with the stakeholders
Maggie Carroll is a senior engineer at MAG Aerospace, putting together a system of systems and enabling vendors to play well together. Maggie has been a software architect and enterprise architect for the last six years and has worked in software engineering for the last 30 years. She helped launch two successful startups and has helped with several large real-time systems in the aerospace industry. Maggie loves leaning up processes and has a passion for improving team dynamics to get great results.
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