Do You Have the Skills You Need to Become an IT Project Manager?

skills_to_master_on_your_road_to_becoming_a_project_manager_in_it_7Originally posted to J Patrick + Associates by Alyssa Wishingrad,

As the IT field increases to expand, so does the demand for qualified Project Managers. This role not only demands technical expertise, but also cohesive soft skills. This complex position can be broken down into three categories of expertise: Business Management, Human Resource Management, and IT skills.

If you’re currently a manager in information technology and looking to move up to the next level, here are some skills to master on your journey to becoming an IT Project Manager.

Communication

Studies have shown that the most vital success factor to master before entering project management is effective communication. Managers must manage communication between their crew, upper management, and customers. You can think of communication as the bridge connecting you to your network, so it’s important that you be able to break down the given information and thoroughly understand it. To be an effective communicator, you must provide the correct information, in the correct format, and directed to the right audience at the right time.

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