Architecture By Baseball: The Presentation

As I mentioned previously, I spoke to the Architecture Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Indianapolis .NET Developer Association (IndyNDA).  Steve Porter, who is in charge of the group, asked me to present when they founded the group last September and it took a few months for our schedules to align and I am glad that they did.  Steve asked me to do the “in person” version of my Architecture by Baseball series of articles.

I have to admit at first I did not see the value in standing up in front of a group and covering things that I had already written.  As I was putting the presentation together, however, I realized that there are a lot of things that I had not covered in the articles themselves add a lot of color to the topics presented in the written form.  I had a lot of fun putting the talk together (which I did at the last minute, the night before) and had even more fun delivering the talk to the group (about 35 people or so).    Thanks to Steve and to all those who attended the talk.

I promised I would make the deck available to the people there and thought I would share it here as well.  It is up on My Slideshare Account:

One thought on “Architecture By Baseball: The Presentation”

  1. It was awesome to have you! We appreciated the effort you put into the presentation and you certainly represent Microsoft and the field of IT architecture well.

    I’ve had many discussions about roles of architects and their approach to hands on development. I find it very interesting that you really do separate the role of architect and that of senior developer but yet you point out that architects need to have a strong knowledge of development to enable and enhance the communication between architects and the development staff.

    Your points about the five core skills needed are interesting as well. The most needed skill being communication and another being business process points out your thoughts that an architect needs to be more than a person who loves to code or put pieces of a solution together. They need to be a translator, salesman, mentor and leader above all else.

    Thanks again for your time!

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