The proper coordination of efforts help IT resources go further.
The implementation of a new system or the upgrade of an existing platform can be a critical and daunting task for any organization. Key internal IT staff members are often times stretched to support current systems while working to bring on new and unfamiliar technologies. An organization’s IT initiatives may run behind or over budget with no end in sight.
Information systems project management is the practice of overseeing and successful coordination of IT efforts, resources, and talents in order complete and hand-over IT initiatives. Project managers help provide a detailed path to completion while considering, correcting, and mitigating unknown outcomes along the way.
The coordination and oversight of IT projects require individuals with a well rounded understanding of underlying technologies, business practices, and key people skills to keep the project moving forward and within given constraints.