Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Software Architecture needs Process
Today we were discussing staff build up for a company I am involved with. Hiring staff is an interesting and very complex process when you think about it. Finding the right person to fill a job is very hard. Particulalry when you are building upon a staff of a 24 person start-up. Getting the right people, in the right job, at the right time, can have a huge impact on success. All this said, one of the other leads asked me what I wanted to do. It was an easy question to answer; “Process and architecture, I want to ensure we have a good process in place so I can start influencing architecture. Without process how can I ensure that the architecture I drop in at the begining of the development process, pops out at the end. You need process to implement architecture.” Quite a brash thing to say, and true. It would seem that theCarnagie Mellon Software Engineering Institute would agree with me.