Ethical Dilemma’s for Architects…

  The ethics of software architecture are comprised of a series of responses to regulatory and other formal requirements. Building a system that violates the law isn’t ethical and its pretty much wrong to boot. But there are a number of other ways you can get into ethical dilemma’s as a software architect (working with…

Compliance vs. Ethics

Its an interesting question I got via email (and Paul posted two weeks ago). Globally there are a number of aspects of the concepts of ethics that change depending upon where you are. Never that the ethics get looser just that there are regional flavors of ethics that apply. The reality is that compliance is…

The ethics and (of) architects

As promised I am launching a new IASA blog series called Architect and (of) ethics. From Google: eth·ics ˈeTHiks/ noun moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior. “Judeo-Christian ethics” synonyms:moral code, morals, morality, values, rights and wrongs, principles,ideals, standards (of behavior), value system, virtues, dictates of conscience “your so-called newspaper is clearly not…

Legacy Systems – Constraints, Conflicts, and Customers

As I was reading Roger Sessions’ latest white paper, “The Thirteen Laws of Highly Complex IT Systems”, Laws 1 and 2 immediately caught my eye: Law 1. There are three categories of complexity: business, architectural and implementation. Law 2. The three categories of complexity are largely independent of each other. That complexity in these categories…