Architecture Graveyard: Trap #53 Starting from Scratch is Samantha Toder’s latest Architecture Graveyard story.
The sad autumnal sounds of a practitioner starting from scratch. Most of the time practitioners working in low-maturity architecture teams fall into this trap. They don’t know any better. They have never had a useful repository. They have no consistent method. They have never built on prior work. They start from scratch, again and again.
High-functioning architects are prepared to address their stakeholders’ questions. They iteratively build on prior work. They develop useful on-target assessments. The resulting recommendations require more than information. Standardized analytical and modeling techniques are needed. Preparation and purpose prevent starting from scratch, again and again.
Get off the treadmill.