253.777.0763    Get SUPPORT

Graemouse Technologies Blog

Graemouse Technologies has been serving the Lakewood & Tacoma area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Skills that Your Project Manager Should Have

Skills that Your Project Manager Should Have

One of the keys to launching any sort of technology initiative is to have a skilled IT project manager at the helm. As such, it is important to keep certain high standards in mind as you find someone to act in that capacity for your business. Today, we’ll review a few key traits that your IT project manager should exhibit.

Respect for ROI
Any decision made in a business, whether or not it pertains to IT, is largely informed by the likelihood that return on investment, or ROI, that the business could potentially see is promising enough that it makes he decided-upon action worth it. A quality IT project manager should have the ability to estimate the ROI of a proposed project well enough to judge if the return is worth the anticipated investment. The project manager you bring in should know to question if the change will help to increase operational efficiency or profits, and be able to determine that based on situational analysis.

Problem-Solving
An analytical mind should be a prerequisite in your search for a project manager. The ideal candidate will have considerable insight into IT systems and how they operate, from physical hardware and networking components to software solutions and cloud-based applications, and the ability to predict and mitigate obstacles to the end goal. Keep an eye out for candidates who can take all of these considerations into account and develop a best-fit approach for your business’ needs.

Loquacious with Laymen
If all of your employees had the same knowledge and insight concerning your IT projects as your IT project manager did, there wouldn’t be a need for a project manager in the first place. As a result, your project manager will likely need to discuss technical aspects of a project with non-technical business members. This will require the ability to translate the technologies that are implemented in such a way that you and your other employees are able to grasp the benefits and tradeoffs that each solution offers.

Be Decisive
There’s a natural inclination to resist change, especially in the workplace, even more so when these changes are going to put restrictions on employees. However, the IT project manager is the one responsible to put these changes into place, pushing against that resistance. Sometimes that may take the form of blocking access to social media sites through a content filter, or deciding to cancel an IT project if it doesn’t generate the return on investment that it needs to. Whatever the situation, a project manager needs to be able to make the tough calls and form a decision based on all information available.

If your company is in need of the services that a project manager can provide, Graemouse Technologies is here to offer support. Call 253.777.0763 to learn more about how our team can help you reach IT success.

Tip of the Week: Which Storage is Better for Your ...
Preventing Issues is Easier with Remote Monitoring...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Friday, 25 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Business Mangement Office 365 Innovation Miscellaneous Google Drive Data Backup Email Smart Tech Health Android PDF Online Shopping Employer-Employee Relationship Backup Comparison Windows 10 Passwords Staff Best Practices Screen Mirroring Software Tips Connectivity Phishing CES Business Intelligence Save Money VPN Hardware Charger Samsung Cloud Fraud Cortana Mobile Devices Technology Hosted Computing Wi-Fi Bandwidth Internet of Things Law Enforcement Net Neutrality Unsupported Software Cleaning Spam Managed IT Value How To App Windows 10 Data Protection Update Electronic Medical Records Business Continuity Productivity BDR Bring Your Own Device Solid State Drive OneNote Tip of the Week Network Government Travel Managed IT Services Outsourced IT Hackers Mobile Device Management Google Communication Millennials Meetings Internet Current Events HBO User Tips Smartphone Router Automation Budget Advertising Avoiding Downtime Business Management Windows 10s Gmail Privacy Legal Malware Authentication Sync Recovery Data Security Microsoft Scam Network Security Social Media eWaste Telephone Systems Website Emails Specifications Data loss Disaster Recovery Public Cloud History Redundancy Networking Amazon Ransomware Audit IT Management Windows 7 BYOD Human Resources FCC Software Patch Management Computer Fan IT Plan Conferencing Data Recovery Business Computing Collaboration Identity Theft Outlook Hosted Solutions Password Manager Cybersecurity Tech Term Word Managed IT Services Mobile Device HIPAA Browser Artificial Intelligence Evernote Upgrade Digital Signature Business Files Windows Productivity Computer Care Data Breach Cloud Computing Social Engineering Nanotechnology Big Data Credit Cards Safety Wireless Internet Computer Gadgets Facebook Supercomputer Telephony Amazon Web Services Netflix Flash Frequently Asked Questions Hiring/Firing Computers Recycling Flexibility Remote Monitoring VoIP Small Business Root Cause Analysis Workforce Cache Vulnerability Physical Security Communications Infrastructure Operating System Encryption Apps Two-factor Authentication Cybercrime Security Money Alert Access Control Chrome Virtualization Saving Money Server The Internet of Things Data Management webinar Cast Smartphones Data Storage Skype Inventory Work/Life Balance Data Spam Blocking IT Services Efficiency Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud

Newsletter Sign Up