Information Technology (IT) project management is the process of managing the planning, organisation and accountability of IT projects for an enterprise. The scope of IT projects is most often large, with these projects being extremely complex.
The complex nature of IT projects can be attributed to the required response to rapidly changing technologies, with end-users demanding greater ease-of-use and flexibility. The magnitude of IT projects extends beyond applying knowledge, aligning skills and using regular tools and techniques to drive a project to completion.
IT project managers deal with multiple challenges, including interdependent integrations, rapid technology upgrades and version changes that can occur through the project timelines. Another important and challenging aspect of IT project management is information security, which is also one of the prime checkpoints and indicators of a project’s success.