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Introducing the Pragmatic Architect
September/October 2009 (vol. 26 no. 5)
pp. 10-11
Frank Buschmann, Siemens Corporate Technology
A clear understanding of the software architect's role is essential to design sustainable architectures. The first installment of the Pragmatic Architect column therefore outlines the software architect's mission and responsibilities, discusses how architects should act in a project, and investigates the skills and capabilities architects need to do their job well.

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Index Terms:
software architect, software architecture, software engineering
Frank Buschmann, "Introducing the Pragmatic Architect," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 10-11, Sept.-Oct. 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.130
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