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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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Prototype IT Organization

Start by understanding the high-level, direct-reporting structure to the senior IT official. The logic and history of your IT organizational reporting structure provide a useful basis for the analysis of organizational issues. Consider the prototype IT functional organization in Figure 3-1 and compare it to yours.

Note that the prototype is a functional organization. A functional organization chart highlights the major areas of operation or activity that compose a group—in this case, the IT department. The functional organization may not be directly aligned to the personnel organization chart, which contains names and titles arranged in a reporting structure (see Appendix B for a detailed Enterprise Services Personnel ...

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