Congratulations, you’ve got a job. Now, let’s talk about what happens next. There are a lot of different ways that this can play out. Perhaps you come into work one day and decide that this job now bores you and that you’d like to get a new one. Or perhaps your boss calls you into … Read more Every IT Manager Needs To Have A Career Blueprint
How good of an IT manager are you? I’m willing to bet that no matter how good you think that your IT manager skills are, you also realize that you could probably be better. We all believe this. However, now we run into the big question: how can an IT manager become better? It would … Read more In Order To Improve, IT Managers Need To Always Be Experimenting
So just exactly what is being an IT manager all about? When we all of sudden find ourselves in this position, the question of just exactly what the company wants us to be doing has to come up. Well I’ve got some good news for you, it turns out that there are 8 different tasks … Read more The 8 Main Responsibilities Of An IT Manager
There is one universal rule to being a successful IT manager: your team has to be working on the right things if you ever want to be successful. This is one of the IT manager skills that we all need to have. You would think that this would be pretty elementary – of course you’re … Read more How IT Managers Can Find Out What They Should Be Doing!
Look, as an IT manager you have to create an annual budget for your IT team so just get over it. Since you have to do it, it sure seems like you’d want to find ways to turn this chore into a team building and planning tool. If this sounds like a good idea to … Read more IT Manager Tips For Creating An Effective Budget
Look, you have to create an annual budget for your IT team so just get over it. Since you have to do it, it sure seems like you’d want to find ways to turn this chore into a team building and planning tool. If this sounds like a good idea to you, then we’re going … Read more How Can An IT Manager Create An Effective Budget?
How good of a guesser are you? I thought so – you’re not perfect are you? This may not matter that much on a day-to-day basis, but it can matter a great deal when it comes to setting up a budget for your IT team. If the assumptions that you made were wrong, then all … Read more IT Managers Who Care Know How To Do A Sensitivity Analysis
What you can accomplish as an IT manager is closely tied to how much money the company is willing to entrust you with. The more money that they are willing to give you, the more you’ll be able to get done. The way that you’ll get your hands on the company’s money is to create … Read more The 4 Functions Of An IT Budget That IT Managers Need To Know
Oh, oh, looks like it’s budgeting time again. Whoever had any training in how to do this? Sure you’ve always managed your personal money fairly well, but now the company is asking you to create a budget that will take care of your team for the next year. Oh, and it’s due tomorrow. What’s an … Read more Budgeting 101: What IT Managers Need To Know
With a little luck, every IT manager realizes that they are only as good as the people that they have working for them. What this means is that they need to be a good boss if they want to be successful. This leads to a critical question: how good of a boss are you? It … Read more IT Managers Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are