IT Project Manager
Aspiring project managers generally have a degree, experience and expertise in their respective fields. Preferably, project managers may obtain special certifications by undergoing project management training. Most companies hire project managers that are familiar to the workload and requirements of the job, which is why project managers who have more experience are a plus. They are aware of the complicated nature of the job like time restraints, budgets, group tasking, division of responsibilities, and limitations of materials. As a project manager, one is still able to keep up with the new developments and trends in the technological advancements, since they can undergo frequent training and certifications while maintaining the management of a project in a company. Additional certifications also allow a project manager to branch into a wider network of projects and thus, give them more opportunities to gain experience for further practice of their profession. And greater opportunities mean better compensation for each project since the project manager becomes highly qualified and exceptional. The career of a project manager is divided into various levels and there is a considerable chance to be promoted for larger projects and larger responsibilities. Promotions can be as high as senior roles like Group Manager and Director and other high administrative positions. Some of the professional traits that a project manager must possess are: leadership, which includes being able to identify potential areas of improvement and being on the top in the industry. Teamwork, which means being able to perform as a team player and acknowledging the work effort of the whole team, since most projects are team- based. Client management, or to elaborate, the ability to interact with clients and be able to meet their expectations and raising their satisfaction level by the performance one has displayed. To be fully successful in this career, one must be competent in financial management, business development, communication and technical understanding. Usually an incorporation of all these would give a boost to one’s chances to get larger projects, higher compensation and eventually, a higher administrative position.