26 October 2010

Architects as managers and leaders?

It is not often I write about management here, in spite of the title of the blog: "Managing..."'

I do believe that architects should not be people managers, at least not simultaneously.
However they should be leaders. An architect should have a vision of what he wants to accomplish and should lead by example. If the architect is successful it seemed like he did not do anything and everything was accomplished jointly by the developers, so don't expect too much credit as a leader...

Back to management: A former student of mine wrote about the difference between good and great companies to work for in his blog and directed me to this series of blog articles:12 Things Good Bosses Believe from Harvard Business Review.

1 comment:

Restaurant Scheduler said...

I am agree with this blog an architects could not be a manager of people but he can lead.