ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT:-A project is a set of related tasks that are coordinated to achieve a specific objective in a given time limit. Also project may also be defined as a set of activities that use resources (money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, etc.) to meet the pre-defined objectives.

What is ICT Project management?

This is the discipline of organizing and managing resources (e.g., people) in such a way that the project is completed within defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints.

The first challenge of project management is to make sure that a project is delivered within defined constraints. The second, more ambitious challenge is the optimized allocation and integration of inputs needed to meet pre-defined objectives.

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) project managers plan, organize, direct and coordinate quality ICT projects. They are responsible for developing timelines, setting budgets and assigning tasks within information technology or telecommunications projects.

Why is ICT important to project management?

Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects. That will enhance client and employee satisfaction, increase profits, and give you a chance to grow.

What are the types of ICT project?

Telecommunications Network Expansion

  • Site Build.
  • Rural Telephony Projects.
  • Alternative Energy Sites.
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installation and Maintenance.
  • Deployment of Optic Fiber Cable and related Infrastructure.

The leader of a project is the Project Manager (“PM” to save space). He or she needs good technical skills. A manager who does not have the first idea of the nature of the task will not be able to make sensible decisions about its design or management.

A PM need not be a world leader in the field (that’s what the specialist staff are for) but he/she should know enough to be able to know make sense of what they’re doing.

The role of the PM is to plan, organize and monitor the project from start to finish so it finishes on time, within budget, and actually solves the problem it aimed to solve in the first place.

Project Management skills

  1. Leadership
  2. Communications
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Negotiating
  5. Influencing the Organization
  6. Mentoring
  7. Process and technical expertise

Project management activities

  1. Planning the work
  2. Estimating resources
  3. Organizing the work
  4. Acquiring human and material resources
  5. Assigning tasks
  6. Directing activities
  7. Controlling project execution
  8. Reporting progress

9.Analyzing the results based on the facts achieved