In the May issue of UXMatters Pabini Gabriel-Petit writes about how User Experience professionals fit into the overall product development team. (Sharing Ownership of UX) He argues for a product team made up of three disciplines: Product management, user experience, and engineering, all having responsibility for different aspects of the user experience. As he points out, user experience is often not accorded the same kind of respect (or resources) as product management and engineering.
If your job is to advocate for the user experience in a less than supportive environment you will want to read this article for the simple, clear arguments that Gabriel-Petit makes for the importance of the role of user experience architect and the value he or she brings to the product creation process. As well as the explanation of the responsibilites of the other discplines in creating a good user experience for a product.
Sometimes new words help the people who have heard it all before hear something for the first time ;-)