Leading IT Projects: The IT Manager's Guide by Jessica Keyes

By Jessica Keyes

Senior point IT managers are liable for a wide selection of improvement tasks. For the main half, those person tasks are dealt with by way of venture managers. besides the fact that, IT managers has to be acquainted with the sphere of undertaking administration. also, they have to comprehend the dynamics of dealing with the venture supervisor and be accustomed to the ability units.

best IT initiatives: The IT Manager’s consultant offers a close roadmap for undertaking luck. The publication presents details at the technical elements of venture administration and likewise specializes in the human facet of venture management—leadership talents, workforce construction, and selling creativity. total, it allows an in depth knowing of the making plans, tracking, and keep an eye on of the folks, method, and occasions that happen as a working laptop or computer approach evolves from initial idea to operational implementation.

Using ready-to-use types and templates, this useful source permits you to bring up productiveness and guarantees that initiatives are available in on time and inside finances.

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Technical Competencies Key technical competencies for PMs are project integration management, information technology management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, risk management, and procurement management skills. The PM must be able to understand technical language and tasks that need to be performed to manage quality and risk. Project Integration Management At the start of any large system implementation, the PM must be able to develop a comprehensive project plan that integrates all the objectives necessary to complete the task.

This can be done consciously, as in cases where specific values are promoted in policy statements, or unconsciously, by values conveyed through the actions and examples of PMs. Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of the project management process. Quality, flexibility, and innovation require wholesale involvement by organizational members and a willingness to work together, which depend on mutual trust. Make only those commitments you can live up to. Put ethics policy in writing. Try to keep gray areas to a minimum.

Decisions must be made, and frequently they are not major enough to require a principal. Therefore, the PM must be able to make them. Making such decisions requires that the manager be able to determine the impact and implications of the decision, and commit to the necessary actions to accomplish the project goals and objectives. Further, the PM must have the ability to admit mistakes. A PM who will continue to follow a wrong path rather than admit a mistake will ultimately cost an agency time, money, and credibility with the users.

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