#48 Architecture skills should start at lower level: change request accepted
Users have requested that the architecture skills start at a lower level to reflect 'size' and the difficulty of getting architect skills at L5 so this would reflect a more junior level on an architecture career path - particularly for Solution Architect
This was raised bk UK Publilc sector (entered by Ian S):
The FW recognises that the entry level for Architects is 5 (both Solution and Enterprise and Business) – as it is deemed that to be an Architect one needs to be operating at a senior level and in an appropriate position in the organisation to Influence and have the correct level of Autonomy. Additionally to have the appropriate level of Complexity to their workload and the experience to have excellent Business Knowledge - in essence the correct level of responsibility.
Accepting this as an Architect who is at the top of their game in a large organisation, however, we in HMRC are struggling to recruit Architects so we need to “grow our own” so Career Pathing is immensely important to us in managing our Architectural pipeline. There must be Architects in small organisations who simply do not satisfy the level 5 complexity element.
So, my request is that for particularly the Solution Architect that V7 will contain Level 4 criteria designed to support the development into the Architecture role. I believe this is an opportunity for the Foundation to add in a” Career” dimension to the FW.
Attached to Solution architecture
What we decided
What we changed
Level 4 skill definition added.