We believe in the importance of allowing people to develop their talents to the full and managing their own career path within our organization. That's why in addition to our standard training and development opportunities, we also offer custom training programs. The end of August signaled the start of our very first Architecture Track. This balanced program with a dura-tion of 18 months primarily targets colleagues with a certain level of technical know-how and experience, such as senior software developers and technical con-sultants. Screening and an initial assessment finally resulted in nine colleagues beginning the process to retrain as software architects. Each was assigned an experienced architect to act as their coach. We've asked one of these duos to describe their impressi-ons and experiences thus far. Meet Frederic Tränkner and his coach Alexander Reynaert.