CAREER

Information Technology Project Managers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$92,870

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.7% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Information Technology Project Managers Do

Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

Other Job Titles Information Technology Project Managers May Have

Cloud Product Director, Cybersecurity Project Manager, Data Center Product Director, Information Systems Project Manager (IS Project Manager), IT Manager (Information Technology Manager), IT Program Manager (Information Technology Program Manager), IT Project Manager (Information Technology Project Manager), Scrum Master, Transition Program Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Senior Technical Program Manager ,

Netflix

I manage the programs and initiatives that we're building, whatever it may be. I'm responsible for developing and deploying emerging technologies (custom, third-party and hybrid software and hardware solutions) for productions in order to achieve the creation of Netflix’s “Studio in the Cloud" and truly modernizing production operations.

Associate Director Technology Development ,

AT&T

A great day for me is when a project faces a technical challenge and by bringing the right people together to work collaboratively and creatively, we solve the problem and keep moving forward. I love knowing that by being proactive and engaging a great team, we can solve problems quickly. Most projects are set up for success by proactive planning, scheduling and follow up, but surprises always happen.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
  • Assess current or future customer needs and priorities by communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods.

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