Unit 3 Required Reading

In your textbook, Software Engineering, please read the following:

  • Chapter 5: System Modeling, Pages 119 – 146.
  • Chapter 6: Architectural Design, Pages 148 – 175.

Unit 3 Discussion

For this discussion, please review and answer the following:

There is a movement in the field to create a separate profession of ‘software architect’, whose role is to work independently with a customer to design the software system architecture. In this situation, a separate company would likely then implement the system.

  • Do you think this is a valuable decision? Why or why not?
  • In either case, what might be the difficulties in establishing such a position?