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Remember the human element in IT project management

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Laplante, P. ; Software Eng., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, USA

The human element is one of the most important but frequently overlooked aspects of managing IT projects. IT managers too frequently view themselves as only technical managers, forgetting that human nature enters into technical situations. Various issues in leadership theory apply to managing IT professionals. I discuss various types of management styles, but the theme that always prevails is that no matter what type of style or combination of styles you choose, set reasonable expectations and strive to keep team members involved.

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IT Professional  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )