Presentation: "What Architects Need to Know -- Experiences from the Siemens Curriculum for Software Engineers"

Track: MANAGEMENT IN AGILE SETTINGS / Time: Wednesday 13:30 - 14:30 / Location: Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset

In software-centric businesses, the ability to develop new software efficiently while maintaining market-oriented quality will be increasingly important. Since the success of software projects depends significantly on experienced and skilled software engineers, a professional qualification of key roles in software engineering is crucial. This talk informs about the curriculum for software engineers at Siemens, with a specific focus on the software architect. You will get an overview of the curriculums's vision, and an insight into the role and skills profile of software architects and corresponding qualification program.

Keywords: architecture, software architect role profile, expert qualification and certification

Target audience: architects, senior software engineers, software development managers, software project managers

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Frank Buschmann, Principal Architect at Siemens Corporate Technology

Frank Buschmann

Biography: Frank Buschmann

Frank Buschmann is a Principal Architect at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich. In this position Frank is involved in, or responsible for, the definition and realization of software architectures for platforms, product lines, and large-scale distributed systems. Frank also serves as architecture reviewer, expert mentor of architects and architecture teams, and supports his division Systems Architecture and Platforms in recruiting, project acquisition, and technological direction.

Frank's research interests include Platform- and Product-Line Architectures, Software Architectures for Parallel Computing, Model-Driven Software Development, and specifically Patterns. In his development work, Frank has lead the design and implementation of several large-scale industrial software projects, including business information, industrial automation, and telecommunication systems.

Frank is co-author of four volumes of the "Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture" published by John Wiley & Sons.

Software passion:
Frank Buschmann has been contributing to JAOO for many years with all his passions:

  • Creating systems architectures with economy and elegance
  • Guiding (my own) design and coding through tests
  • Talking about Singleton, which is both a whisky and a pattern, but the former is often better for design than the latter
  • Programming PLCs to control our automation demos or my Lego Mindstorms
  • Designing and programming for the concurrent world
  • Design patterns, design patterns, and design patterns once again