In this chapter, I set the scene by explaining my understanding of software architecture, which is based on real-world experience within different companies and industries. We reviewed the different architecture disciplines when positioning software architecture, and I wanted you to realize that you need to know a little bit of all the other disciplines to be a successful software architect. I hope that you understand the value proposition of this book and that you are ready to embark on this software architecture adventure.
In the next chapter, I will slightly touch on some of the typical frameworks used in the different disciplines. This will help you speak the vocabulary of your stakeholders to become an even better software architect.