The Front of the Magazine Architect

The next post in the archetypes series

Once a month, every month, she visits the team and blurts out “We should use/do/implement <insert technology of the month here>.” The monthly rhythm of the visits is tied directly to the delivery of the Front of the Magazine Architect’s magazine subscriptions and RSS feed. Anything that is boldly emblazoned across the cover of an IT related periodical becomes that month’s flavour.

The Front of the Magazine Architect is another easy one. While they are annoying distractions, her visits will be infrequent and short lived. As quickly as the idea enters her head, it will leave and you won’t hear from her until the next month. If the same technology is mentioned two months in a row, it’s probably time for you to contact the magazine editor and request that they do a better job covering new technologies.