Dr. Gernot Starke
Head of WG Foundation Level, Curator (IMPROVE, REQ4ARC)
Gernot Starke, INNOQ Fellow, is a computer scientist through and through. He finds programming cool and loves the challenges of modern software systems. Gernot is a co-founder of iSAQB and has headed the “Foundation Level” working group for almost 10 years. He is also the co-founder of the two open-source architecture methodology projects arc42 and aim42.
In his everyday working life, Gernot advises companies from various sectors on systematic software architecture. He regularly holds training courses on architecture and related topics.
The first edition of his book, “Effektive Softwarearchitekturen,” was published in 2001 and has since been continually updated – the latest (9th) edition was published in 2020.
Together with Alexander Lorz, he created the (English) “Software Architecture Foundation — CPSA‑F Exam Study Guide,” published by VanHaaren International – the only book that explains all 40 CPSA‑F learning goals individually.