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Job as a Project Manager in IT Company

Perhaps you’ve worked on plenty of projects, and you think you would like to make a career out of project management. What exactly does a successful project manager do and what does it take to become one? What skills do you need? Gather all the information in this article.

Project managers manage projects for one or more organisations, usually setting up or improving an aspect of business. They manage the strategic, financial, operational and technological aspects of projects.

 GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Position Overview Statement: 

  • Meeting project commitments,
  • Communications with sponsors, stake holders, etc.
  • Introduction of new systems and technologies.

Supervision Exercised:

  • team leadership, mentoring, coaching, stages of team
  • Direction setting to team members.
  • Ensure staff training and development. Providing effective input on hiring and evaluating team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to understand and communicate requirements of the stakeholders to the team members.
  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet customer goals.
  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks.
  • Ensure that all the required equipment is available.
  • Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives and provide timely feedback.
  • Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet customer goals.
  • Conduct regular meetings with all stakeholders, to continuously monitor their requirements.

Communication and Effectiveness:

Conveys goals and objectives in a clearly and compelling manner, listens effectively and clarifies information as needed. It ensures that project status issues and successes are communicated to project team, stake holders, etc.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Delegation: Delegates work assignments. Matches the responsibility to the person. Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.
  • Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and other. Inspires and motivates others to perform well.Effectively influences actions and opinions of other. Accepting feedback from others.
  • Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds promptly to customer needs.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Develops alternative solutions. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Make decisions and take timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.

 

GENERAL JOB SPECIFICATION:

Experience, Training, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualification:

Possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College/ University with a major in computer science, information systems or relevant IT and project management qualification.

Work Experience:

Minimum 4 years of experience of project management in an IT environment, managing the implementation and support of IT projects and delivering technology solutions for critical line of business activities. Experience in procuring new or replacement software.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Certified project managers who know use of tools like “Clarity” and “MS Project” and personally effective with the ability to build efficient working relationships with staff, suppliers, public officials and other lay personnel.

Experience of specifying and assessing measurable benefits of business systems.

 

 GENERAL SELECTION PROCESS:

It is basically done for screening of the job applicants to ensure that most appropriate candidateis hired. Interactive interview sessions are done to evaluate applicant’s acceptability for the job. The set of questions that the interviewer would ask to test the skills of the candidate for the position of a Project Manager in an IT company are-

  1. How many projects have you handled before? Describe if any.
  2. What are the three things that make this job more preferable to your current one?
  3. Describe certain roles and duties of a Project Manager.
  4. What is your knowledge and experience of this field?
  5. Factors motivating you to work with us?
  6. Are you a “goal keeper” or an “attacker”?
  7. Describe certain instances portraying your leadership and team building skills.
  8. Describe instances of you working and managing various projects at once with very close deadlines. How would you manage such complex situations?

 

So, prepare these questions well and go grab the opportunity!!

 

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