What is Solution Architecture?
Solution Architecture is the process of designing and describing the structure and behaviour of a system or application to meet specific business requirements. The goal of Solution Architecture is to create a blueprint that guides the development team in building a system that aligns with business objectives and technical requirements.
Solution Architecture is a collaborative process that involves communication with various stakeholders like business leaders, project managers, developers, and system administrators.
What are the key responsibilities of a Solution Architect?
A Solution Architect is someone who builds connections between people with an IT-related dream and IT specialists who can turn that dream into reality. This means trying to understand what a client’s dream entails and clarifying those requirements. Then you translate those requirements into an initial architecture. The initial part is especially important here: it can always change. We don’t call ourselves Agile Architects for nothing!
Some of your responsibilities and skills may include requirements analysis, designing the structure and interface of your architecture, technology analysis or selection, checking for scalability and performance, writing documentation, estimating cost, risk management …
Want to know more about the key responsibilities of a Solution Architect at Agile Architects? Read our day in the life interview with our experienced Solution Architect Patrik Schrey.
What skills and qualifications are typically required for a Solution Architect role?
A Solution Architect is a senior-level role that requires a combination of technical expertise, strong communication skills, and the ability to align technical solutions with business objectives. While specific requirements may vary depending on your project, here are general skills and qualifications sought in a Solution Architecture role: cloud computing, system design, data modelling, problem solving, project management,…
Want to know more about the specific skills and qualifications of a Solution Architect at Agile Architects? Be sure to read our checklist about the 8 competences every Solution Architect needs to succeed.