Introduction to Solution Architecture


Developer to Architect Road-map

Introduction

  • This is a developer to a solution architect workshop, teaches the audience about the aspects of the role. We share real-life experience to enable the audience to make educated decisions on how to move forward and close any skill gaps

Goals

  • Learn how to think outside the box
  • Learn about all the aspects of the Solution Architecture role
  • Learn how to close skill gaps to meet the role requirements
  • Help you answer the question "Is this is a good fit?"

Participants

  • Software Developers & Engineers are looking to move to a Solution Architect role

Duration & Location

  • One full day, location can be arranged on-site or in-house, private or classroom setup

Cost

  • Prices depend on the session setup, we have two separate arrangements; on-site corporate coaching and in-house training

Agenda

  • Introduction & Overview
    • Think outside the box
    • Introduction to Solution Architecture
    • Who’s a solution architect?
    • Responsibilities (Solutions, Design & Decisions)
    • Expectations & Consequences (Emotional Ownership & Leadership)
    • Qualification & Certification
    • Identifying the Gap if any
    • Agenda
  • Responsibilities
    • Design & Decisions
    • Business Drivers
    • It’s all about trade-offs
  • Solution Drivers
    • Technical Factors
      • Security
      • SLA
      • Maintainability
      • Testability
      • Monitoring
      • Reporting
      • Analytics
      • Cloud-Native
    • Non-Technical Factors
      • Time to market
      • Budget
      • Build vs. Buy
      • Culture
  • Communication
    • Stakeholders
    • Communicating your design & decisions
    • Documentation & Diagrams
    • Building proofs of concept
  • Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Analysis, breaking down the problem
    • Leadership
    • Empathy
    • Business Domain Knowledge
    • General Technical Knowledge
    • Long-term, short-term view
  • Tools
    • Design Patterns
    • Learn to draw boxes
    • Cloud & PoCs
    • Capacity Planning
  • Expectations & Consequences
    • Why do we need Solution Architects?
    • Business goals, time & cost
  • Qualifications & Certification
    • Transition Stories
    • Certification
  • Workshop
    • Project
    • Q&A

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