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Information Technology Project Managers

Also called: Cloud Product Director, Cybersecurity Project Manager, IT Manager (Information Technology Manager), IT Project Manager (Information Technology Project Manager)

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
Communications
  • telecommunications

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Atlassian JIRA Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Project Hot Technology
Development environment software
  • Eclipse IDE Hot Technology
  • Microsoft PowerShell Hot Technology
Web platform development software
  • AJAX Hot Technology
  • JavaScript Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$90,270
$47,350
$144,820
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