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Sink or Swim: The Importance of IT Project Management

Sink or Swim The Importance of IT Project Management Mytek White Paper sm

In today’s global technology-driven business climate, organizations can sink or swim based on the execution and outcomes of IT projects. The importance of IT project management cannot be understated as projects ranging from network infrastructure changes and application rollouts to software development will either bring new opportunities to the business or growing challenges. While every project has unique attributes, they are all constrained by time, cost and scope, which must be balanced to meet those desired outcomes.

In today’s global technology-driven business climate, organizations can sink or swim based on the execution and outcomes of IT projects. The importance of IT project management cannot be understated as projects ranging from network infrastructure changes and application rollouts to software development will either bring new opportunities to the business or growing challenges. While every project has unique attributes, they are all constrained by time, cost and scope, which must be balanced to meet those desired outcomes.

The latest MyTek whitepaper titled “Sink or Swim: The Importance of IT Project Management,” is positioned as a primer for businesses on the role that project management takes in guiding a project. It also bring focus to the larger implications for how that structure benefits the enterprise overall.

Readers Will Learn

  • The importance of standardizing an approach structure to managing IT projects for success and the benefits that this brings via IT project management.
  • How well-structured IT project management takes an unwieldy project with a large scope and breaks it down into smaller more manageable project iterations. This type of planning enables better resource allocation and benchmarking.
  • How IT project management enables important clarification parameters such as defining the roles of the people involved in a project (the project manager, team members, steering committee members and sponsor). By outlining and documenting roles and responsibilities in the planning stage of the project.
  • How successful project management can and should provide three important aspects including:
    1. A good QA Process for testing before rollout
    2. Training and the necessary business cultural change framework
    3. A repeatable methodology for IT project management
  • How the framework that IT project management provides is what forms the basis of the necessary change management that must take place across the company for optimum success of the new solution.

Whether your business has an IT staff of two or 200, IT projects are complex endeavors that always drains IT personnel resources while requiring much broader skills to align IT and business goals. At MyTek, our consultants have become experts at IT project management from countless successful projects across almost every vertical. 

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