Top IT Project Manager Jobs
Updated: September 5, 2023
What is an IT Project Manager?
An IT project manager helps businesses or organizations achieve their technology goals through planning and executing projects. IT project managers may also help introduce new software solutions, scale IT processes, or change an organization’s cloud provider.
In general, this role involves coordinating, planning, and directing computer and information systems within an organization.
Are IT Project Manager Jobs in Demand?
With digital transformation fueling growth in almost every industry, project management is a fast-growing field in the world of tech. The use of cloud and other big data platforms, often managed by an IT project manager, is imperative for businesses to stay competitive.
The current tech talent shortage is well known, making IT project managers more in demand now than ever. Employment for IT project management is expected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030. In addition, it is projected that an average of 42,400 jobs will open
What Skills are Required for an IT Project Manager?
Every company has its own needs for IT project management services, and the role will be tailored depending on the company’s requirements. However, there are shared skillsets and knowledge bases that are necessary to be successful as a project manager.
Project managers should know the different management methodologies or frameworks that are used for IT projects. These frameworks include, but are not limited to, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean.
Additionally, IT project managers should be familiar with traditional project management principles that draw from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This is centered around the inputs, tools, techniques, and the outputs of a project.
Hard skills such as project planning, budget management, and database management are an essential to being successful.
Soft skills, on the other hand, are work traits that cannot be taught, but are just as important for workplace success. Common soft skills needed for success include effective communication, problem solving, and the ability to be flexible.
Since IT project managers work across multiple departments, good communication skills are essential. An efficient ‘road mapping’ process depends on the IT project manager’s communication abilities. Additionally, establishing clear timelines and reporting on the status of ongoing projects ensure a well-executed project plan. It is also beneficial to fully understand and explain what is being developed or needs to happen in order to keep those involved on schedule.
Strong communication skills often translate into having effective negotiation and problem-solving skills,– critical facets of IT project management jobs. True professionals must be able to help solve internal conflicts, address concerns, and negotiate an outcome or solution.
Every project will run into obstacles which makes flexibility and adaptability a major asset. Being able to tackle problems head on and delegate what needs to be done enhances the success of any project.
What are IT Project Manager Salary Ranges?
If you would like a job in one of these positions, making sure to have a degree in software development is a good first step. Additionally, there are plenty of courses to take with
certifications that can be acquired. Some of the main project management positions and salary ranges are:
For more salary and hiring information, read our Hiring Guide for Project Managers.
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