Success as an architect comes from more than technical expertise and solid ideas. It’s a leadership role which requires effective communication to succeed, a challenge which is made more difficult by the ecosystem that the architect works in. We need to get input from and communicate our thoughts to a wide range of stakeholders, including business representatives, project managers, development team members, and designers.
This tutorial is for architects and tech leads that have trouble getting their development team to buy into their approach, challenges with having the issues they bring to the business owner being shot down, and disconnects with the design team resulting in being given designs that can’t be built on time and on budget. It will help give you the tools and strategies to become a more effective communicator by discussing:
Seth Dobbs is the vice president of engineering at HS2 Solutions, where he directs the development of ecommerce, web, and mobile applications, digital transformations, and other solutions for numerous clients ranging from small startups to companies such as Domino’s Pizza, Zipcar, and HNI. This work includes architecting an ecommerce system that grew to be the fourth largest transactional commerce system on the internet. Seth sets the technology direction at HS2 Solutions and drives the technical skill development by organizing and presenting deep dives into new languages, database platforms, and methodologies. He also has developed several internal architecture and leadership training courses that he delivers periodically and blogs occasionally about leadership and technology. Seth was recently named Chicago’s best technology manager for 2016 by Tech in Motion.
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