Current Status of Hybrid Managers

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The hybrid manager

1. What is a “Hybrid manager”
Around the late 80’s and early 90’s a change was occurring in businesses across the globe with the emergence of the desktop pc and the adoption of Information technology in the workplace as a standard. This created a void between business managers and those who were classed as technology managers. With the onset of recession businesses were forced to focus more on efficient use of resources and employee productivity. It was also identified at the time that many of these technology projects that were to vastly improve the business processes and increase the efficiency and productivity in the workplace was due to a disparate vision of technology managers who had no apparent
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Traditionally these types of skills would not have been considered in a technology environment but most UK based organisation providing technology based advice or support to public sector organisations would be almost required to adopt standards such as the ITIL Service Management and PRINCE 2 Certifications in project management, neither of which make any major reference to technology or advocate the use of any particular applications or technology.
Technology managers today appears to be about accountability by awareness and compliance with many standards and laws such as the data protection act as well as software licensing and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights). Most standards of Project management focus on building and maintaining a business case for technology development projects. PRINCE 2 for example identifies the importance of a viable business case as being “the main control condition of a PRINCE2 project” (OGC, p18). This business case is further defined as a “description of the reasons for the project and a justification for
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