A solution architect takes a business’ goals and envisions the IT strategy that will achieve them. From designing to executing and managing a solution, they’re a driving force behind digital transformation in any organisation.
In a 2017 survey, Planview found that 73% of businesses don’t have the resources they need to meet incoming demand, meaning they see projects fail and struggle to maintain momentum during transformative periods.
A solution architect equips businesses with the necessary software, hardware and infrastructure to avoid this issue. By uncovering the technical solutions needed to solve business problems and empower teams for growth, they have a direct influence on business outcomes.
“enterprise solutions, applications, and processes that integrate with each other in order to address specific needs and requirements.”
Working with the development team, a solution architect makes the key technical decisions within the design of a software application. Once they come up with a solution that’s aligned with business goals, they’re also responsible for putting the technical vision into action.
In an era where technology is constantly evolving, a solution architect stays on top of the industry to keep a business operating at the top of its game. By regularly checking in on the needs of an organisation, its clients and stakeholders, they can be sure to roll out the most robust technical solutions. These solutions are in place to solve critical challenges, streamline processes and meet business objectives.