Originally posted by John Meyers:
If you are an architect please throw some light on this. Even if you are not one I welcome your observations.
I have several questions about what an architect does in his/her day to day life
Is it an absolute must that some one should take this path -
Developer -> Module lead -> Team Lead -> Architect
After you are done looking at the requirements and developing a solution, does an architect design new smaller projects within the same project or does he/she move to another project and start from scratch ?
Or perhaps stay in the current project and help the maintenance team by explaining the design of your solution ?
Is it normal for a J2EE architect to shift to other technologies if they so wish ?
It can be unmaintainable or stiff, non-modular, etc. It shows I am into some fun time learning.