Project manager responsibilities
Defining resource requirements and managing resource availability & allocation – both internal and third party.
Outlining a budget based on requirements and tracking costs to deliver project on budget.
Preparing a detailed project plan to schedule key project milestones, workstreams & activities.
Managing delivery of the project according to this plan.
Tracking project and providing regular reports on project status to project team and key stakeholders.
Managing and adjusting for any changes in project scope, schedule and / or budget.
Identifying and mitigating potential risks.
Managing the relationship and communication with the client and all stakeholders, ensuring the project is delivered to their satisfaction.
IT project managers require strong technical skills and a solid understanding of software development.
Business & commercial acumen and excellent stakeholder management skills are also essential.
Analytical skills are necessary in order to correctly identify risks and solve any problems which may arise throughout the project.
Mathematical and budgeting skills.
Good time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.
A good communicator with effective stakeholder management & conflict resolution skills.
Be a good team player and an effective leader who is able to motivate their project team.
- Project management is the practice of applying processes and techniques to initiate, plan, manage and deliver specific projects to achieve their goals on schedule and on budget. Project management personnel will typically utilise various methodologies and tools as part of the process