Are software architects necessary?
Nobody denies the need for software architecture, but many challenge the idea that you need a dedicated software architect to get it.
Michael Stiefel compares software to painting to answer this question. Yes we do need architects, but not for the reasons that many think.
This was the keynote talk at the recent Boston Architect Factory on January 27, 2010.
ARCast.TV – Architects? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Architects!