The role of the architect has never been more important, but they have a tough gig. Salesforce needs to be architected to make sure it meets the user’s goals, it scales, it performs, it is secure and at the same time it is agile. What is critical is that architects are engaged early in the planning phase and leverage the Salesforce Well-Architected framework.
The chance of success of any project is already determined before developers are involved. In the planning phases, the quality of the business analysis and the completeness of the user stories is fundamental. It doesn’t matter how good the DevOps processes are in the build phase. Getting the business and development in sync is critical.