Zoom IT Project Manager--Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

IT Project Manager--Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an information technology project manager? In this Career Q&A video interview, Anthony Traino talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success as managing IT projects. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry's biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 18 minutes


Copyright date: ©2019

Closed Captioned



IT Project Manager: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:01)

Anthony Traino is the Director of Project Management at Ballard Spahr, LLP. He evaluates requests for what the end user needs; assists with creating a team; and determines scope, budget, and resources required.

IT Project Manager: Career Beginnings(01:16)

After receiving his bachelor's degree, Traino worked in phone sales. He decided to pursue his master's degree while working in technology.

IT Project Manager: Keys for Success (01:34)

Individuals need to have good business sense, learn to listen before speaking, and build relationships. Analyze employees effectively and work collaboratively.

IT Project Manager: Education and Certification Requirements (01:59)

Educational options include obtaining a master's degree or pursue certifications. Project management is an established role in technology delivery. Traino discusses boot camps, classes, continuing education, and online courses.

IT Project Manager: Workplace Atmosphere(01:07)

Project management lives in so many different environments. Atmospheres and travel can vary.

IT Project Manager: Advice for Aspiring Pros(01:33)

Consider playing different roles on a project team before becoming a manager. Being able to guide employees empowers leaders. Allow companies to pay for your education.

IT Project Manager: A Day on the Job (02:25)

It depends on the phase of the project. Stages include discovery, implementation, communication, and troubleshooting. There are a lot of meetings in project management.

IT Project Manager: Industry Goals and Services (01:55)

The main objective is to deliver a solution on time and in budget. Establish a problem and the right solution.

IT Project Manager: Industry Challenges(01:53)

Ensure the solution solves the problem. Challenges include establishing the right team with the correct skill sets, mindset, and personalities. Project managers are responsible for getting a team of people that do not report to them to aim at the same objective and work collaboratively.

IT Project Manager: Looking at the Future(02:20)


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