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aruna sydu
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What are the roles and responsibilities of Technical Architect and a Manager in an organisation?

Which do you prefer and Why?


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Jesper de Jong
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A technical architect is ofcourse someone who knows about technical things. A manager is someone whose main job is to deal with people, financial and time planning and sales.

I prefer technical architect.


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tapeshwar sharma
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Me too. Public dealing (that a manager has to do more than a architect) is not exactly my strongest point.However, I am content in doing just a little designing and framework stuff + the regular coding.
Never mind the tag of "Architect".
Muse Ran
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both roles having its own difficulties, i like first 1
some TA responsibilites
Identifies the right technology for the project.
Recommends the development methodologies and frameworks for the project.
Provides the design and structure to the application.
Establishes design/coding guidelines and best practices.
Enforces compliance with coding guidelines using code reviews etc.
Assists the project manager in estimating project costs and efforts.
Assists management in assessing technical competence of developers.
Provides technical advice and guidance to the project manager.
Guiding the team is doing POCs and early risk assessments


some PM responsibilities
The Project Manager is the person responsible for managing the project
responsible for accomplishing the project objectives
planning, controlling and monitoring, and also managing and directing
responsible for identifying, monitoring, and responding to risk
responsible to the project stakeholders for delivering a project´┐Żs objectives within scope, schedule, cost, and quality.


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Jimmy Clark
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An architect is a manager. He/she manages those working under him/her. An "architect" that is not supervising/managing individuals is not really an "architect".

An architect manages the "technical" aspects of something.

A "project manager" manages the "project" aspects of something.

A senior manager or Director may manage a group of architects or a group of project managers.

A senior "project manager" may have an architect report to him/her.

Or, a senior architect and a senior project manager may be equal and report to a Program Manager or Director.
[ October 24, 2008: Message edited by: James Clark ]
Karnati Sudhakar
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Technical Architect or Manager who will be paid more in the industry? and for which position more opportunities exist in the industry.In my company i never seen any architect

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Jimmy Clark
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Technical Architect or Manager who will be paid more in the industry? and for which position more opportunities exist in the industry.In my company i never seen any architect


Like I mentioned a "technical architect" is a type of "manager." So, without detailed explanations and descriptions, it is diffcult to accurately respond to these questions.

In regards to "who" will be paid more, this depends upon "what" industry, "which" country, "how" large an organization is, "what" products or services are being sold, etc.

There are many, many industries in the world, e.g. engery, defense, oil & gas, IT consulting, airline, movie, automobile, food, etc. So, there could be many, many answers to your question. Or, there is no answer to the question because it is vague.

Aside, IT and enterprise software systems are critical elements in every industry in the world (in the industrial world).
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Billy Tsai
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which one pays better?


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Jimmy Clark
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what industry and which country?
 
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