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
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Provided by: TechRepublic Topic: Project Management Date Added: Sep 2005 Format: PDF

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