Project Manager

Careers in IT project management

By (author) Elizabeth Harrin

Publication date: 20 Jul 2018

This book is a highly accessible guide to being a project manager (PM), particularly a project manager working within an IT field. The role is set out with reference to required skills, essential competencies and responsibilities. Tools, methods and techniques for project managers are covered, including Agile approaches; risk, issue and change management processes; best practices for managing stakeholders and financial management. Career progression opportunities for project managers are also discussed. Case studies are included throughout and tips and useful resources are included at the end of every chapter.
Elizabeth Harrin is an award-winning writer with over 15 years of experience in project and programme management. She has written 6 books on project management and runs 'A Girl's Guide to Project Management' (, an online blog and community which provides resources and support for project managers.

Dimensions: 198x129mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780174167

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780174181

216 pages


Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 2: The Role of the IT Project Manager
Chapter 3: Project Structures
Chapter 4: How Project Managers Work: Tools, Methods and Techniques
Chapter 5: Career Progression and Related Roles
Chapter 6: A Day in the Life of an IT Project Manager

Appendix A: Professional Associations
Appendix B: Project Management Websites
Appendix C: Project Management Templates

'It’s very rare in a subject as crowded as project management to find a book that feels immediately fresh and engaging. Elizabeth Harrin’s book is that rare thing. Read it and you will understand not only how to run a project but how to do so in a way that ensures your project will deliver for your organization and the people within it. It’s a wonderfully crafted little book...Elizabeth Harrin has articulated the role, responsibilities, tasks, challenge and excitement of working in project management in a way that made me want to be able to restart my career all over again.'

Jonathan Norman
Manager, Major Projects Knowledge Hub