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Part 4: Your Team roles and responsibilities

To successfully deliver an IT project, several IT roles need to be filled to carry out different functions on the project. Being knowledgeable about these roles would help you as an IT project manager identify any skills gap in your team on a given project. The challenge here is that there are so many blurry… Continue reading Part 4: Your Team roles and responsibilities

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Part 3: Technology is important, but more important is its alignment to the business goals and end users needs.

While successfully developing and implementing these exotic technologies in an organization, it is very important to ensure that business processes/goals, as well as end-users, are accounted for in the BIG picture. I have seen great technology being implemented in organizations but there were gaps in the business processes modeling and requirements gathering efforts which led… Continue reading Part 3: Technology is important, but more important is its alignment to the business goals and end users needs.

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Part 2: What does an IT Project entail? Examples of IT projects.

Most organizations, if not all, have had to one time or the other implement an IT project to improve efficiencies in the day to day running of the business. This could be in the form of creating a website, an Accounting tool, even an AI-powered chatbot to help with customer relationship management or a data… Continue reading Part 2: What does an IT Project entail? Examples of IT projects.

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Part 1: What is Project Management and how is IT Project Manager unique from project management in other industries.

According to the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), a project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result’. A project can be in any field or industry such as healthcare, construction, technology, and so on.  The PMBOK also describes project management as the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and… Continue reading Part 1: What is Project Management and how is IT Project Manager unique from project management in other industries.

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Getting Started as an IT Project Manager

I decided this year to come up with a 6 part series to explain what IT project management is about. This write-up will particularly be beneficial to anyone aspiring for a career in this path. In this 6 part series, I have addressed most of the questions I have gotten from people as well as… Continue reading Getting Started as an IT Project Manager

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How to Manage Resource Conflict Challenges on Your Projects

Resource conflicts are very common, especially when managing large complex IT projects. For this write-up, I will like to site a personal experience from about 3 years ago when I was leading the implementation of an AI-powered chatbot for a leading financial services company. I experienced a major resource conflict that threatened the success of… Continue reading How to Manage Resource Conflict Challenges on Your Projects