Implementation managers oversee projects to ensure that they stay on-course, including that the schedule is followed, the budget is met, and other duties associated with the end goals of projects. They may also assist in setting goals and structuring budgets to ensure that all expectations are met within deadlines.
Implementation managers usually supervise and oversee projects while managing others, and some tools used include computers, tablets, smartphones, and project-specific software. They typically work indoors, but may work occasionally visit outdoor sites if necessary to monitor progress. These managers work in a range of industries, and many manage startup companies to ensure that the business stays within budget and meets deadlines. Some also work in IT fields and must ensure that software updates are on-schedule and manage employees' and clients' concerns as they arise. They typically work with managers from different departments to provide direction and feedback, and they also answer to CEOs and boards of executives.
A college degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position, and implementation managers typically work during regular business hours with occasional extra hours to meet deadlines or stay within time-constraints.
Implementation Manager Tasks
Coordinate and monitor individual case set up.
Ensure completion of baseline deliverables.
Provide regular financial performance reports.
Manage client issues and administrative processes for employees.