The IT manager role is supported by the IT architect role.
The IT manager role uses the IT architecture to support IT capability management responsibilities and activities. The IT architect role is responsible for the IT architecture.
The IT manager role is a managerial role on the enterprise architecture team and has interconnections and interdependencies with all team members and what the team members do. With the knowledge of how everyone fits in and the setting of expectations between everyone, the team will be a team and the enterprise manager role will be able to best utilize the talent of the individuals.
As shown in Figure 35 – IT Manager Concept Diagram, the IT manager has management responsibilities for
- procured services
- information utilization
- IT management
and is interconnected with and interdependent on the
- enterprise manager role
- business manager role
- process manager role
- information manager role
- system manager role
- service manager role
Figure 35 – IT Manager Concept Diagram
EA Practitioners in the IT Manager Role
In practice, the responsibilities of the role may be filled by the following organizational position examples: “CIO”, “VP of Enterprise Business Services” or “IT Director”.