One Of My Hats: "Application Architect"?
June 7, 2008
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A recent CIO magazine article (http://www.cio.com/article/187350/Hot_Jobs_Applications_Architect/1) made me think about some of the roles I fill for my clients.
When describing my own consulting business, I really have a hard time, since I’m what is called a “specialized generalist” according to the taxing authorities.
I provide a number of consulting services to Lawson clients, such as:
- Installation, configuration, troubleshooting of Lawson products, including LSF9, S3 ERP applications, SA/PSA, LBI, ProcessFlow, etc. etc.
- Customization of Lawson’s S3 applications
- Integrating client applications with Lawson products
- Development and tuning of Crystal Reports for Lawson’s databases
- Design and development of ProcessFlow workflows
- Managing and providing content for LawsonGuru.com and The LawsonGuru Letter
- Mentoring and training for Lawson developers and systems administrators
- Presentations/training sessions for clients and Lawson user groups
- …and on and on.
When you step back and look at this, I think this fits what the CIO article calls “Application Architect”. Mentoring developers and helping clients understand how Lawson fits into their larger landscape of applications. As a developer at heart, It’s what I like to do the best.