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Information Technology Project Manager

Information Technology Project Manager

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

What's it like to be an Information Technology Project Manager?

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

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.
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.

What can I earn as an Information Technology Project Manager?

The most common salary  for an Information Technology Project Manager is between $100k and $120k
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How to become an Information Technology 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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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Reporting
  • Problem solving
  • Written skills
  • Collaborative skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Ms office proficiency
  • Stakeholder management
  • Account management
  • People management
  • Persuasion & influence
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How do Information Technology Project Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 11 Information Technology Project Managers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

3 out of 5Oct 2018
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...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
The challenges, scope too large for budget and time allocations, scope is a movable feast :( The benefits, variety of work, usually great people to work with. Financial benefits can be great. Sense of...
The challenges
Must be a people person. Lead rather than manage. Show respect and give feedback. Show interest and assist where necessary. Remember the project objectives, scope, cost, time, quality. Understand and ...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
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...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Systems
The good things
Managing resources (people, products & assets) to deliver outcomes. You meet people/stakeholders and drive/build system improvements.
The challenges
Overcoming negative Workplace culture & politics. Building trusted relationships within confines of project parameters. Managing more with less (use of widespread tools) with shrinking budgets.
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Transformation
The good things
No day is ever the same! You get to use your brain and make thing happen
The challenges
You have to be a leader, even when things go wrong. Sometimes that can feel a bit like a kindergarten teacher
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Chartered instutute of business managers
Experience
1 – 4 years
Specialisation
IT
The good things
The best thing about being a PM is that you get to solve issues before they become problems. Having a solid business back ground and the ability to listen to your client and understand their requireme...
The challenges
As a IT PM you have to be across the detail. You do not need to be an expert but you do need to know who to ask if you aren't an expert. Managing strong personalities takes a fair amount of patients...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Microcomputer Technology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
It can give you the ability to steer IT in a direction of your choosing with long term advantages in mind for both IT in general and a company as a whole. Piecing all of this together is the interesti...
The challenges
Biggest challenge can be the short-sightedness of those who only think 6 months or so ahead and cannot see the full picture of your vision. Generally, if a company sees IT as an asset and not a liabi...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
TAFE
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
I’ve come from an IT Support background and now I affect positive change into any organization which is very satisfying
The challenges
There’s many challenges that a PM goes through on a regular basis. Keeping a project on scope, time and budget is sometimes difficult as well as dealing with multiple vendors and resources to ensure ...
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bahelor of arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
Being an IT Project Manager is never a boring job. Each day is different and there are no set tasks. You will have the opportunity to work and lead a diverse set of people in your team and leading th...
The challenges
When you lead a project, you will always have to be up on your feet and aware of what is happening. There is always the challenge of delivering within schedule, on cost, and with high quality. Make su...
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Data Centre Infrastructure
The good things
Everyday is different. You get to deliver important projects for your organisation. When working in the Public domain, you get to deliver important projects for your fellow citizens.
The challenges
Bureaucratic organizations are very challenging. Under funding yet with still urgent deadlines and in an environment of constant change
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What are the job opportunities for Information Technology Project Managers?

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Job opportunities

Information Technology Project Manager jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
13.9%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. ICT Managers
Latest Information Technology Project Manager jobs on SEEK
Bayside Council
Sydney > Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Lead & manage the IT services, planning, design, support & maintenance to ensure protection of Council information and reliability of service delivery
Compas Pty Ltd
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Compas is seeking a Project Manager - Security to work with their Federal Government client for a contract until 31 December 2019 with extensions
CIVIUM
ACT
The Civium Property Group have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, forward-thinking IT professional to join our Corporate team!
Charterhouse
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
An experienced Tech PM with Fin Tech / Exchange experience is required to work with a global leading Finance company based in the CBD
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