Senior project managers must be well organized, extremely responsible, and capable of working with a wide variety of other people. Senior IT project managers work in a fast paced and frequently changing industry, and must work very hard to keep up with the responsibilities they are tasked with. They must also be proficient at working with a number of technologies and at keeping up with the ever changing field of information technology. They must also be educated, generally holding at least a bachelor's degree in an IT related field.
Senior IT project managers work in environments with many other employees, ensuring that all aspects of a company's technological functions are running smoothly. These include IT projects, client relations, and customer service. Senior project managers supervise junior project managers, and other such staff members. They must be able to set goals for their team, and to assign work to the employees most suited for specific positions. Further, if conflict arises, they must be able to resolve these situations. In terms of specific IT duties, senior project managers must manage server functioning and implementation, operating service upgrades and databases. More generally, they must also supervise installation of equipment, and the overall progress of each project from start to finish.
Senior Project Manager, IT Tasks
- Develop a detailed project plan with identified critical path tasks.
- Record detailed customer requirements, constraints and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables.
- Measure project performance.
- Conduct meetings with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan.
- Create, track and forecast changes in project budgets.