IT Project Management Case Study

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1. A project manager is someone who heads a project that involves a number of stakeholders that are directly or indirectly involved in the completion of that project that ultimately, aims to serve a specific purpose. Again a project manager is responsible for the decision making and a clear understanding of the project constraints. IT Project Managers oversee the planning, development and installation of computer systems to meet their clients’ business needs,(National Careers Services n.d.).

Three Skills of an IT Project Manager:

(i) Effective Communicator
- An IT Project manager that is good at communicating instructions to all stakeholders simplifies the duties of stakeholders, as they know what is expected of them with regards to the project
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This include determining the scope of the work and available resources, assigning resources, and setting expectations for project milestones,(Varner 2014). Other IT project management activities include coordinating the project workload, managing the actual work, facilitating communication and collaboration between team members, producing project deliverables, and measuring project results,(Varner 2014).

What is an IT Project Methodology?
-IT project management methodologies are all about specifying the best way to initiate, plan and execute IT projects,(Varner 2014). Waterfall and Agile are two of the most prominent methodologies used in IT project management settings today,(Varner 2014).

One-fifth of the world’s GDP, or more than $12 trillion, is spent on projects, (University Of Pretoria n.d.). And with many skilled practitioner leaving or scheduled to leave the workforce due to retirement- a trend the Society of Human Resources(SHRM) identifies as having a major strategic impact for 64% of organizations worldwide- there is a great demand for knowledgeable project managers, (University Of Pretoria n.d.).

Project Success/Failure Statistics


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