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Information Technology Project Manager

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Bachelor's degree or higher +

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What They Do

Information Technology Project Managers Career Video

Plans, initiates, and manages information technology (IT) projects. Leads and guides the work of technical staff. Serves as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plans project stages and assesses business implications for each stage. Monitors progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Information Support and Services pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Manages project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Confers with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Monitors or tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Submits project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
  • Assesses current or future customer needs and priorities by communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods.
  • Initiates, reviews, or approves modifications to project plans.
  • Schedules and facilitates meetings related to information technology projects.
  • Directs or coordinates activities of project personnel.
  • Performs risk assessments to develop response strategies.
  • Identifies need for initial or supplemental project resources.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

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