10 things you should know about managing IT projects
Taking a leadership role in an IT project can be daunting, especially to the novice. These pointers will help you bring organization, professionalism, and goal-oriented progress to the projects you manage.
IT pros often find themselves suddenly in charge of managing a project without any preparation for what the job entails. This list of 10 key success factors will help make such ad hoc transitions from tech to project manager a little easier and serves as a best practices reminder for anyone who's working toward a successful project outcome. The list covers such issues as:
- Identifying leadership roles
- Creating the project definition
- Identifying risks
- Managing relationships with external parties
- Staying on top of costs