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Information Technology Project Managers

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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.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
    • Assess current or future customer needs and priorities by communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods.
    • Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
    • Direct or coordinate activities of project personnel.
    • Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI).
    • Identify need for initial or supplemental project resources.
    • Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
    • Perform risk assessments to develop response strategies.
    • Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
    • Develop and manage annual budgets for information technology projects.
    • Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs.
    • Establish and execute a project communication plan.
    • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
    • Coordinate recruitment or selection of project personnel.
    • Monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback.
    • Assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel.
    • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $82,640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $39.73/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,440
    • Yearly Projected Openings 490
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Leadership
    • Integrity
    • Initiative
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Dependability
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Notebook computers
    • Mobile phones
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Project management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    Tags
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