Solution (application) management combines four profiles. Information system architects (also IT architects) coordinate and control decisions concerning the application architecture in collaboration with other fields of architecture (such as business, software and technology) and are responsible for the design plan of the respective CIO area.
Solution analysts/integrators define technical solutions together with business analysts and integrate acquired products or internal developments (software development) with existing solutions and architecture. Solution quality professionals’ main responsibility is ‘testing’ integrated software.
These job profiles support quality and a steady improvement and integration process. Solution managers assume overall responsibility for a solution and ensure together with all profiles and their associated roles that the solution is ready for use, as well as that changes are documented and improvements are taken into consideration. Change-the-bank activities are supported by all of the aforementioned profiles – while solution management ensures proper operation, project management is a control function.