Thursday, January 3, 2008

Case Study 3

Eleven Qualities of Successful IT Managers

This list is based on the article "Eleven traits that distinguish successful IT managers," by Mike Sisco.

I’ve been an IT manager and CIO for more than 20 years and have been involved in the technology profession for more than 30 years. In that time, I’ve seen many good IT managers and a few excellent ones. I’ve also seen a fair share of poor managers. I believe the following 11 traits must become the core competencies of anyone who wants to have a successful IT management career.
  1.  Ability to assess needs
2. Ability to create a vision
3. Ability to create the plan
4. Ability to build the team
5. Ability to focus the resources
6. Ability to implement a "client service"
7. Ability to manage projects
8. Ability to implement change management
9. Ability to lead and motivate
10. Ability to communicate effectively
11. Ability to track and measure performance