There are many kinds of project managers available to oversee your project. However, project management for communications and IT infrastructure projects requires more than understanding AGILE principles and holding a PRINCE2 certification.
- Specialist knowledge.
Any IT or communications project will require working with vendors, suppliers, and stakeholders. It requires a thorough level of technical knowledge to ensure the best solutions, components, and services are selected to deliver the best outcome. Unless your Project Manager has this specialist knowledge there are going to be unexpected challenges on the journey to delivery.
- Invaluable experience.
Knowing what to expect is the first line of defence against a failed project. An expert Project Manager with a wealth of prior experience knows what pitfalls and obstacles to expect because they’ve overcome them before. There’s no substitute for having a Project Manager with previous IT and communications project management experience at the helm.
- Leadership through example.
Project management experts know that successful management is vital to a successful project. Delivery requires more than emailing task lists and chasing missed deadlines on a project workflow. Taking on an expert IT and communications PM means bringing on not only technical expertise but the management and leadership skills necessary to harness and pass that knowledge on to your staff.