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IT Project Manager

Coordinate people to complete IT projects to time, budget and scope requirements.

What's it like to be an IT Project Manager?

An IT Project Manager organises, directs, controls and coordinates IT projects. They are responsible for resource management, scheduling, prioritisation and task coordination.

IT Project Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Analysing IT needs and specifying technology and solutions to meet those needs.
  • Formulating and directing information technology strategies, policies and plans.
  • Directing the selection and installation of IT resources and the provision of user training.
  • Directing IT operations and setting priorities between system developments, maintenance and operations.
  • Overseeing the security of IT systems.
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The IT Project Manager is required to meet project milestones, objectives and deliverables within agreed timeframes and budgets.

IT Project Managers ensure everyone working on their projects has a shared understanding of the goals and their responsibilities.

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What can I earn as an IT Project Manager?

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How to become an IT Project Manager


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To work as an IT Project Manager in Australia, you will generally be expected to have a project management certification and undergraduate qualifications in IT or computer science.

  1. Consider completing an undergraduate degree such as the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Science.
  2. Complete a certification, such as the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

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Latest IT Project Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 13 IT Project Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
IT Project Management is a partnership with the Business
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Technology
The good things
The good things If you are passionate about the particular industry e.g. Technology, you will get the satisfaction that you will be learning new things about that industry and making a real contribut...
The challenges
Business goals and strategies are important. The distinction between business and IT no longer assists. IT Project Managers are here to help Business Project Managers achieve their success measures. I...
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Oct 2018
ICT is a rewarding job numerically, but has its fair share of stress
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Project Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
The good things
Dynamic working environment, exposure to new innovative technologies.
The challenges
Some stakeholders can often cause a hindrance to the project. Lack of decision making in higher education always poses challenges, difficult and time consuming to get approvals and significant. Poor r...
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