ICT Architecture Titles by Deliverables

ICT Architecture Titles by Deliverables


As a Solutions Architect, I always like to think outcome or deliverables based. So here is a short description of ICT Architecture Titles by Deliverables. There seems to be a lot of confusion around these titles so hope this helps.

These titles vary depending where the nominated titles is allocated inside ICT Supply Chain. (Customer, MSP, Vendor, Solutions Integrator or Distributor) more on this here:- http://www.insidespin.com/channeltopics.php#resellers .

(Loosely based on TOGAF and Zachman)

ICT Architecture Titles and Deliverables

  1. Presales / Sales Engineers (Vendors and SI side only)
    • Competitive Selling
    • Proof of Concepts/Pilots/Health Checks
    • Product Selection / Commercial and Licensing Models
    • Bill of Materials
    • Account Planing
    • Customer Training
  2. Enterprise Architects (Usually only customer side) Quasi CIO level
    • Business Case
    • Strategy/Financial Justifications (ROI, TCO, Net Present Value, RPO/RTOs)
    • Project Managment
    • RFP / RFI Scoping
    • Risk and Governances
    • Technology Roadmaps
    • Reference Architectures
    • Vendor Selection
    • Architecture Practices
    • Sourcing Agreements
    • Service Level Agreements
  3. Solutions Architects/Domain Architects (Infrastructure/Application/Security)(Customer, Vendor or SI)
    • Infrastructure Requirements
    • Responding to RFI/RFPs
    • Statement of Work
    • High Level Design
    • Bill of Materials
    • Services Estimates
  4. Subject Matter Experts (Delivery Focused)
    • Low-Level Design
    • As-Built Documentations
    • Operating Manuals

This is Rule of Thumb only.


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