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What does the IT Project Manager position entail?

I am considering becoming an IT Project Manager, having completed my MBA and PMP cert (and I need to get out of my day to day techie job which I can't stand anymore). Can anyone shed light on what the day to day IT Project Management job is like? Thanks.

Asked By: Atlas - 4/5/2007
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Day to day, it's a lot about attending a lot of meetings, dealing with people to set expectations, solve problems, get commitment, begging for resources, following up on details, dealing with difficult personalities, communicating with others on how your project is going, etc. It's great when you deliver results, it's... More
Answered By: jd0601 - 4/5/2007
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It can be a very fulfilling job, as stated in the answer above. You may need to get experience to even be considered for a project management position in IT. Academic credentials are not enough in many organizations. It's a very political job by nature. You need to have very good relationships built to be successful... More
Answered By: Jeffrey B - 4/5/2007
 
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