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Skills needed to become IT manager

By kpm_pm ·
Please I have been into development for a couple of years and I'm looking for advice as to what would be necessary skills for becoming a IT manager

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by sicnetwks In reply to Skills needed to become I ...

To be an effective IT Manager you must have effective Project Management Skills. My suggestion is to begin your research in the area of IT Project Management. Tech Republic has some great tools to guide you in learning the ropes to effective project management. I purchased them and have had great success in the field. The PM Smartpak was where I started. GOOD LUCK!

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by awfernald In reply to Skills needed to become I ...

Besides Project Management, other skillsets that you should look to have are general accounting/budgeting procedures, conflict resolution techniques, and how to delegate effectively (i.e. don't micromanage, but also don't run a "loose cannon" shop either).

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by ChangeAdvocate In reply to Skills needed to become I ...

An IT Manager wears many hats, deals with different personalities and needs a broad skill set to address both. Basic knowledge to start: Understanding of IT department functions (i.e., service desk, operations, development, quality, infrastucture support, maintenace and client/customer relations); basic accounting/finance; and strong communication skills. In addition to technology and project management, people/soft skills are required including leadership, motivation, and conflict resolution. You must also be prepared to handle difficult situations such as discipline and schedule/cost recovery. If you love the technical aspects of the job, management may not be right at this time since. You'll find less time to work on projects, instead focusing on the "big picture".

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by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Skills needed to become I ...

To become an effective IT manager, you need all of the above plus exceptional writing skills. Successful managers write clearly and concisely.

Good luck.

Craig Herberg

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by ondiek In reply to Skills needed to become I ...

The most important thing required is open mindedness to the needs of your organization,your computer users and technological advances.With this,you are sure you will not lag behind as new advancements continually emerge.

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Does anyone have an IT Manager Job Description

by maronson In reply to

Just wondering if there is a generic type of job description anyone could share, or do they vary greatly dependingn on size of company, industry, geography, etc.?

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