During your college days, do you remember the time when you had to study for your final exams and you had to juggle your chores, your social and family obligations, a part-time job and your studies all in one go? That is no easy feat, especially if you passed your exams with a lot of A’s. In the corporate world, the same challenge is faced by an Information Technology manager. As an IT professional, there are several challenges that you will face as you complete a particular task. There is the management of the team of technicians that you have to motivate for you to meet your goals. You also have to make sure that the end result will be to the satisfaction of the higher-up’s in the company. More importantly, there are deadlines and budget cutoff’s to meet. When you combine all these with a non-cooperating network, program or hardware – how would you cope?
The key is to use your IT project management skills so that you can stay on track from the starting point to the finishing point of whatever project it is that you are working on. Essentially, what you are dealing with in an IT development project is the technology itself. Thus, you need to have a mastery of the hardware and software components so that you can produce excellent results. To stay on track and overcome problems, you can follow a set of procedures to see the project to the finish. With IT project management, you will also learn how to delegate, organize and motivate your team. Finally, tracking the progress of the project real time is a key element so that you can revise the plan as you go along.