R. Weinreich, I. Groher: The Architect's Role in Practice: From Decision-maker to Knowledge Manager?, IEEE Software, Issue No. 06, Vol. 33, November/December, 2016. doi:10.1109/MS.2016.143.


Interviews with software architects from Europe and the United States show a diverse picture of software architecting in practice but also a common theme: the transformation of the role of the software architect from the primary decision-maker to coordinator, advisor and knowledge manager.