The Tao of the System Architect

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Inspired by and derived from text written by software process expert Philippe Kruchten and from “The Project Gutenberg eBook of Tao Teh King, by Lao-Tze“, translated by James Legge.

The architect observes the world
but trusts his inner vision.

He allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky.
The architect doesn’t talk,  he acts.
When this is done, the team says, “Amazing, we did it, all by ourselves!”

When a great architect leads, the team
is hardly aware that he exists.

A good scientist has freed herself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.

Thus the architect is available to everyone
and rejects no one.
He is ready to use all situations
and does not waste anything.

If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.

If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to flourish.

If you want to take something,
you must first allow it to be given.

This is called the subtle perception of the way things are.


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