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Software Architecture in Practice, Third Edition by Rick Kazman, Paul Clements, Len Bass

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22. Management and Governance

How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.

—Fred Brooks

In this chapter we deal with those aspects of project management and governance that are important for an architect to know. The project manager is the person with whom you, as the architect, must work most closely, from an organizational perspective, and consequently it is important for you to have an understanding of the project manager’s problems and the techniques available to solve those problems. We will deal with project management from the perspectives of planning, organizing, implementing, and measuring. We will also discuss various governance issues associated with architecture.

In this chapter, we advocate a middleweight ...

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