It Project Managers and HR leaders want to ensure every initiative is launched successfully, with as little risk as possible. At first glance, the difference between these two positions is that the IT Project Managers deal with technology, and HR leaders focus on talent.
The technology industry is mainly comprised of men. After two decades of emphasis on STEM and later its offspring STEAM, the chasm appears to be as wide as ever when hiring female tech talent. Only one out of every four hires is a woman.
You’re not alone if you’ve been dreaming of taking on a new professional challenge. More people are switching roles now than ever. IT Project Managers are uniquely positioned to make a professional change.
Digital transformation is here to stay. Employees and organizations who do not leverage technology will be left behind.
The onboarding for this role can be challenging because of the nature of the role. The IT project manager is customer-facing and internal facing, which makes for challenging work, but they must also learn about your product and what processes develop it. Onboarding for IT project managers requires intentional effort to get your new hire up to speed.
In response to dwindling numbers, many universities are switching their emphasis to international student recruitment, college mergers, and online education. They need IT project managers to make it happen.
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The IT Project Manager is a vital asset in most companies. Yet, determining how much they should be paid for their services can seem overwhelming, especially when you notice how industry and geography impact them. Experience and additional certifications can earn PMs a salary boost of tens of thousands.
Your response demonstrates knowledge of the project management process and shows you’re familiar with current methodologies. It also allows for deeper questioning, such as “Do you have a preferred methodology?”
The most common mistakes when hiring for IT come from hiring the wrong person. Bring in someone who is not the right fit for the job, and you’ll lose time, patience and money. A recent survey discovered that among the 75 percent of employers who reported hiring a bad fit also noted that their hiring decision cost them around $17,000. This number balloons for an IT hire.