Critical Project Management Skills for IT

Dateline: February 1, 2013

Welcome to our  Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Project management is a critical role for every IT organization.  But putting the right person in the role of project management is often an art, rather than a science.  A recent article at, by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff, 7 Must-Have Project Management Skills for IT Pros, nicely summarized critical skills needed to be effective and successful:

  1. Be highly organized and a good multi-tasker
  2. Take charge and know how to lead
  3. Be an effective communicator
  4. Know how and when to negotiate
  5. Be detail-oriented
  6. Recognize and solve problems quickly
  7. Possess the necessary technical skills

Does this list sound complete?  Do your project managers have these skills? What additional skills do your project managers need?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a wonderful weekend.

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