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architect, noun

<systems construction> person, team or organisation responsible for the architecture

[Source: adapted from ANSI/IEEE 1471-2000]

Remark: There are several different types of architect:

  • enterprise architect, who architects an enterprise as a whole;
  • solutions architect, who architects particular solutions (which may comprise several IT systems);
  • enterprise solutions architect, who architects enterprise-wide solutions;
  • business architect, who specialises in business architecture;
  • business process architect, who specialises in business processes;
  • BPM/SOA architect, who specialises in BPM and SOA;
  • chief architect, who is the leader of an architecture group (e.g. chief architect of a BPM system).
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