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Technical and Strategic Architects: Expert vs Analyst

Earlier we discussed Analyzing Software: Technical, Tactical and Strategic Qualities. As a comment pointed out, finding the right candidates is very challenging. This article explores the differences in skills needed, something that might benefit you in selecting the right candidate for the right role.DefinitionsWhen comparing people who are an analyst or an expert, many similarities can be found. Both have proper education, and both are for sure not rookies in the field. Thus to help separating the different skills needed for different roles, a more narrow definition of the terms will be used.The Expert: a person who has gained Experience through extensive practiceThe Analyst: a person who has Analyzed the work of many different ExpertsThe ExpertDuring an interview with a candidate, people start talking about their experience: what have they done. It tends to be that people often repeat their approach, especially if it yielded prior success. Thus almost naturally they tend to special…