Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.Add to Favourites Compare with other careers
Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.
Also Known As: IT Manager, IT Project Manager, Manager of IT, Program Manager, Project Manager, Project Manager/Team Coach, Senior Lead Project Manager, Senior Project Leader/Team Lead, Technical Project Lead (Project Manager), Transition Program Manager
Daily Activities / Routine Tasks
1. Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
2. Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
3. Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
4. Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
5. Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
6. Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
7. Direct or coordinate activities of project personnel.
8. Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.
9. Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
10. Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
Information Technology Project Managers should be very knowledgable in these areas
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
For someone thrive in the role of Project management these skills are very key
1. Excellent Organizational and Leadership Skills
2. Excellent Problem Solving Skills
3. Ability to understand complex information and workout requirements
4. A methodical and Structured approach to projects
5. Excellent writen and spoken communication skills
6. Excellent IT Skills
7. Flexible Approach to Work
8. A good understanding of business demands
9. Ability to work effectively with others
10. Ability to work within the Budget limits
11. Excellent Time Management and ability to meet deadlines