The system manager role is supported by the system architect role.
The system manager role uses the system offering architecture to support system offering management responsibilities and activities. The system architect role is responsible for the system offering architecture.
The system 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 36 – System Manager Concept Diagram, the system manager has management responsibilities for
and is interconnected with and interdependent on the
- enterprise manager role
- business manager role
- process manager role
- information manager role
- IT manager role
- service manager role
Figure 36 – System Manager Concept Diagram
EA Practitioners in the System Manager Role
In practice, the responsibilities of the role may be filled by the following organizational position examples: “CTO”, “Executive VP of Technology Programs”, “Director of Government Systems” or “Manager of Photonics”.