Business aligned - any role which is slanted towards the actual business; so business strategy, high level consultancy, or functional architecture. Includes applicable roles in business analysis, high level programme management/PMO, business process transformation/re-engineering, and even product management/strategy (although this could also fall under ‘Service Management’). Includes areas such as Quantitative Research/Analysts, Portfolio Managers and specific industry business roles.
Data aligned - in this data-driven world many roles could fall under this domain. Predominantly though we’re referring to data analysis/modelling/engineering, data architecture, database design/architecture/engineering and support/administration (although DBA’s and database development/engineering could both fall under ‘Enterprise’, ‘Development’ or ‘Infrastructure’), data integration/migration/transformation. Also includes CDO’s, heads of data/information management.
Development aligned - generally speaking these are solutions/application development roles. Includes development QA/change/automation, and more development focused application/production support roles. Also heads of, project/programme management.
Enterprise aligned - any enterprise-wide technology roles or those roles that sit upper echelons of the technology hierarchy (whereby they are NOT aligned to a specific business or solely to infrastructure &/or development. So more likely enterprise-wide solutions architecture, or high level IT management across an entire technology estate.
Infrastructure aligned - here we’re covering all infrastructure, communications, and enterprise infrastructure applications/systems/middleware. So ALL services-technical/infrastructure/support. Systems engineering /programming is included (although this could have been listed under ‘Development’, but here we’re mainly referring to hard-core platform/systems development). All aspects of compute, platforms, networks/comms, databases/storage. We are also including production side database/applications support, all infrastructure systems change/QA/testing, DevOps and implementation. Also heads of, project/programme management.
Service Management aligned - across support & delivery. Includes bid management/procurement/RFIs, Service delivery/SIAM (integration & management), solutions &/or services including SLA, vendor /relationship management. Pre-sales, Product management/strategy, Client on-boarding, IT asset management.
Technology Risk Management - all TRM, so includes cyber security, IT security (systems/networking/ applications), security/application testing, IT audit (internal &/or external applications/systems/networks/data/info), information/data management (governance/risk/security/quality/MDM), identity & access management (IM/IdM/IAM), forensic investigations (security/policy incidents), disaster recovery/business continuity. Also CISO, heads of, project/programme management
Other – any role that falls outside of the above categories, including, but not limited to, hardware engineering, documentation/technical authorship, training.