The changing roles of the e-business architect

e-Business Advisor article (requires subscription) about the importance of information architecture and defining common steps in defining an information architecture.

    Creating the information architecture might account for a large percentage of the project, with actual coding and implementation sometimes accounting for less than half of the total time spent. If the architecture is laid out well, the coding and implementation goes faster than it would otherwise, fewer mistakes are made, and those involved in the actual implementation know exactly what's expected of them.