Is IT team set right for your Business?

This article is meant to get a buy-in from entrepreneurs community to hire a system architect before hiring rest of the engineering team. Unlike software business, construction business requires an architect before first brick is laid. In contrast, it's acceptable to not have a system architect in software business right from get go? Probably because system architect's role isn't obvious in the minds of Entrepreneurs.

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8 questions set successful entrepreneurs apart from unsuccessful ones

This article is meant to get a buy-in from entrepreneurs community to hire a system architect before hiring rest of the engineering team. Unlike software business, construction business requires an architect before first brick is laid. Is that right though to not have a system architect in software business?

Entrepreneurs who are usually in a hurry to go to market end up with unmanageable software system that becomes expensive to build, maintain and sell beyond a few early customers.

Entrepreneurs who ask these questions for their business are more likely to have better control over their business than the ones who don't:

  1. Do we understand the exhaustive set of skills for which we are hiring?
  2. Do we need coders or programmers or architects?
  3. Do we need DevOps engineer or a FullStack engineer or a Software Engineer?
  4. Is JavaScript enough? No. Just because with JavaScript we interact with a browser system as well as operating system resources doesn't mean it costs less and it is the best tool for every task of the business.
  5. What would the software release cycle look like?
  6. What would be the "cycle time" to process feature request from product owners?
  7. What would be the "cycle time" to fix defects?
  8. How would we measure the effectiveness of the engineering team?

Please give me 50 👏s if you completely agree with the list of questions Or give me a decreasing number of claps decreasing with the degree of your disagreement. Also, please suggest more questions in your comments under the article.

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