In the race for IT and business success, reaching the finish matters but mostly matters
is the time it has taken to reach the finish line.
So, why do you need Project Management Skills? A number of factors make project
management important to IT professionals, even for hard-core technical specialists:
The increasing complexity of IT projects.
The emphasis placed on teamwork and communication skills.
A heightened need to meet budgets and deadlines.
The pressure on top executives to deliver results.
work on time, leading to embarrassing snafus if not outright disasters. And in today €™s
unforgiving business environment, the business and career consequences can be
All project members need project-management skills, not just the designated project
managers and team leaders. While team members can rely on project managers to
keep the overall project on track, each individual must take responsibility for his own
work as it relates to the broader project goals.
The core of project management is self-management, which leads to highly productive
Technical Skills Not Enough
That's not to say technical skills don't have their place. They do, but alongside
project-management skills. Most of the time, it comes down to eliciting requirements,
communicating status, setting expectations, meeting goals and pushing back on clients
who want to keep adding more and more features.