Patrick examines the architect role from a number of
perspectives—looking both inward and outward—to determine the different
skill areas an architect requires to be successful. Patrick also shares
some of the typical traps that an architect who focuses too much on a
single aspect falls into and discusses their negative consequences to
teams and organizations. Patrick concludes by offering a map for you to
assess and plan your own development to learn and maintain a balanced
set of skills and become a well-rounded architect.
Patrick Kua is the CTO of the mobile bank N26 where he is building the
engineering group that will change how retail banking works. Formerly a
Principal Technical Consultant for ThoughtWorks in London, he is the
author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech
Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent
conference speaker, blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced
focus between people, organisations and technology.