Diary of a Network Geek

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10 Things: IT Project Management

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Career Archive,Geek Work — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:15 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

“What do you mean, I’m in charge of the project?”
Oh, if I had a nickel for everytime those words came out of my mouth! And, if I’d had this downloadable article from TechRepublic, Ten Things You Should Know About Managing IT Projects, I might have survived some of those “special” projects. It hits the highlights, but it’s a good place to start. At least, after reading the article, you’ll have a working knowledge of what you need to be worried about. God knows, no one is even going to tell you that much once they’ve stuck you with that project that no one else wanted!
Anyway, it’s at least enough to help you survive your first IT project. In theory.

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else."


  1. Combined Comment!!

    What did the IT Director say to the IT manager?
    We’re downsizing, lay off one of your three guys.

    Comment by Paul — 11/28/2005 @ 7:44 am

  2. Having been that guy more often than not, yes, I mean both, it’s gallows humor.
    Now, er, combined with what?

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/28/2005 @ 8:23 am

  3. IT projects / Real Punchlines.
    That joke is a page from my life: Verio 2001

    Comment by Paul — 11/28/2005 @ 8:59 am

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