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.
Related Job Titles: Project Manager; Program Manager; IT Manager; IT Project Manager; Manager of IT; Project Manager/Team Coach; Senior Lead Project Manager; Senior Project Leader/Team Lead; Technical Project Lead (Project Manager); Transition Program Manager
Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Direct or coordinate activities of project personnel.
Establish and execute a project communication plan.
Assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel.
Perform risk assessments to develop response strategies.
Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.
Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
Identify need for initial or supplemental project resources.
Coordinate recruitment or selection of project personnel.
Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs.
Develop and manage annual budgets for information technology projects.
Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI).
Assess current or future customer needs and priorities through communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods.