This week our guest on the podcast is Steven Herod is a Certified Technical Architect and Managing Director at Accenture where he is responsible for Global Salesforce Operations. In this episode, Steven shares some distinctions between being a developer and an architect and some of the roles that architects play in creating successful applications and strategies used to get across the finish line. Additionally, together we talk about the term architect and how it has gained momentum within the Salesforce ecosystem. Show Highlights: Steven explains how architecture is like an onion Areas of Responsibility, including the ability to understand and create system boundaries and how it fits into the layered concept of what an architect is and does How the architect works within a team, plus the architect and developer relationship, how to be on the same team and work together in a positive environment Resources:Steven on Twitter Steven on LinkedIn Shout Outs: John Ives Matt Lacey Code Coverage Podcast *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com
28. Salesforce Architecture and Developer | Steven Herod
Steven Herod, Salesforce CTA, Managing Director for Salesforce Platform at Accenture, shares what Salesforce architecture and Salesforce developer roles are.Main PointsThe main points Steven talks about:Steven’s current role, past working experience, CTA journeyWhat does it mean as an architecture roleHow to tell between good and bad programmersWhy is programming difficultFind a team and company that shares the same value as you doLinksSteven’s twitter handleBook – The Mythical Man-MonthSteven’s video – Perspectives on ArchitectureVideo TeaserThe YouTube Video URLMy Takeaways on Salesforce Architecture and Salesforce Developer RolesThe guest Steven has a working experience of multiple different roles. He is the type of person who “does whatever the job in front, and get it done”. He works both intelligently and diligently, received CTA certification after joining the Salesforce ecosystem for only two years. This is an unbelievable record that I bet nobody can break!In the chat with Steven, we discussed both the architecture role and developer role in general. He also answered some of the long-lasting puzzles in my head, such as “how to tell between good and bad programmers”, “why is it important to find a team and company to share your vision and value”. During the discussion, I also realize that Steven has an amazing skill — he can naturally bridge the gap between business and technology with his easy-to-understand analogies. He is the type of talent who knows both business and technology worlds well. Unique!Btw, I also highly recommend you to check Steven’s YouTube video on what he thinks architecture’s role is. This is a summary of his many year architecture’s experiences. Related EpisodesEpisode 4, where Dan Appleman shares his wisdom on what is a good developer, is what I’d recommend you to listen to. In addition, he also shared how to keep up with current technology and learn knowledge effectively and efficiently.Contact Me If you enjoy this podcast, please reach me out to let me know your thoughts or simply say Hello. My (Xi’s) contact info: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram Emai: info(ä)salesforceway.com Take care, until next time :)!The post 28. Salesforce Architecture and Developer | Steven Herod appeared first on SalesforceWay.
Today we talk to Certified Technical Architect, Steven Herod, co-host of the successful Salesforce Developer Podcast, Code Coverage, as he shares his deep insights into the Salesforce world, his own journey into the Salesforce ecosystem, and what the ecosystem looked like back in 2010. We look at how the roles have changed on Salesforce projects and in Salesforce teams from then, until now. Being a CTA himself, Steven explains the Architecture path and Salesforce certifications, and how these relate to the end goal of becoming a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect. We discuss the difference between a Salesforce Developer and an Architect, and how people can and should, interview Salesforce Developers, and the things to look out for.