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IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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IT Project Manager to Assist. 

What Is an IT Project?

An information technology (IT) project deals with IT infrastructure, information systems or computers. Examples of an IT project include web development, software development, mobile app development, network configuration, software implementation, cyber-security & dark web mitigation, hardware installation, database management, and IT emergency recovery.

What Is IT Project Management?

IT project management (ITPM) is the planning, scheduling, execution, monitoring and reporting of IT projects. 
Since many IT projects are often very wide in scope, IT project managers must deal with risk, interdependent integrations, software updates, scope creep and so on. Therefore, IT projects require more than the typical project management tools and skills to complete the desired outcome.

What Does an IT Project Manager Do?

An IT project manager is responsible for overseeing an organization’s IT department and managing teams to execute IT projects on time and within budget.  IT project managers are expected to have advanced knowledge of computers, operating systems, network and service desk administration. They must also be good communicators and be able to clearly explain complex technical issues. Other required skills include experience with scheduling, budgeting and resource planning.

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What Are the Phases of an IT Project?

Initiation

During the initiation phase of an IT project the objective/s must be clearly identified. 

Definition

This is where the objectives of the project are finalized and the requirements for a successful project are identified. The project scope can also be outlined during this phase. 

Design

The design phase of an IT project is when the project team members set out to find the best solution for achieving their goal. This includes creating multiple designs or recommendations for discussion. Once a suitable design has been chosen, specifications are created and shared.

Development

The development phase is when the team is assigned tasks. Additionally, technicalities are outlined, raw materials are requested and so on.  The main goal of this phase is to make the entire plan as crystal clear as possible to avoid issues in the implementation phase.

Implementation

The implementation phase is where the final deliverables of the IT project begin.  Not surprising, this is often the longest phase of the project. The team sets out to complete their tasks, while the manager, assists, monitors and controls the work, resources, cost, quality and risk.

Follow Up

Finally, once the implementation phase is complete, the final project is delivered.  The follow up phase is all the work that comes after the project is delivered, and includes setting up support teams, training the end-users.

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