Project Management

IT project management is the process of planning, organizing and delineating responsibility for the completion of an organizations’ specific information technology (IT) goals.

What Is An IT Project?

An IT project can be any type of project that deals with IT infrastructure, information systems or computer technology. This can include software development activities, such as programming a simple mobile app or a programming large scale software system. IT projects sometimes involve Web development, including updating a web page, creating an online shopping site, or developing an entire Web infrastructure. Other common examples of IT projects include designing an organization’s IT infrastructure, deploying systems and software, and employing IT security measures.

The following represent a few IT project categories:

  • Research
  • Service
  • Software development
  • System deployment
  • Change management
  • Infrastructure
  • Needs assessment

What Are Typical IT Project Management Activities?

The early stages of any IT project management effort involve assessing, prioritizing and planning potential IT projects. This includes determining the scope of work and available resources, assigning resources, and setting expectations for project milestones. Other IT project management activities include coordinating the project workload, managing the actual work, facilitating communication and collaboration between team members, producing project deliverables, and measuring project’s results.