Essentially, a manager should have leadership skills, ‘people’ skills, as well as motivational and problem-solving skills. An Information Technology manager should have all of these skills – and more. Being the leader of the IT department in any organization would require an individual to possess a mastery of hardware and software components, programming languages and network management skills. In the same vein, an IT manager should also be abreast of the latest that the IT industry has to offer. It will be quite difficult to be in the IT management department without having some formal training, or even knowledge obtained through self-study so that a person would know more about the concepts of IT management. For this, the solution is to join human IT management personal workshops during your spare time.
The advantage of gaining formal training and obtaining additional knowledge is that you will learn about the useful concepts of Information Technology Management. Before you have reached the level of being an IT manager, you may have had experience in being an independent IT technician who independently resolves problems. From there, you would have moved on to being a team or IT project leader, after which you attain the managerial level. For all of these positions, it is good to attend human IT management workshops with classes or seminars on leadership skills for IT professionals, technical project management, process management, process mapping, IT department management, developing your technical and professional skills and other similar courses. By attending workshops on these topics, you will surely reach your highest career goals and be a world-class IT manager.