An implementation manager is an IT project manager who focuses on implementing information systems into a business environment. The implementation manager oversees the task, ensuring the project adheres to budget and time frame guidelines. Steps in the implementation process include setting goals, planning, and monitoring progress to completion.
Along the way, implementation managers may recruit and manage a team of IT workers, create a network planning diagram and timeline, develop and monitor a budget, and serve as a liaison between team members and external stakeholders such as senior management.
Implementation managers draw on a combination of business and information technology expertise. In addition to the required bachelor's degree, implementation managers can hone their skills in a formal project management training course or MBA program. According to a 2006 survey by the Project Management Institute, implementation managers earn a median annual salary of $96,000, including bonuses.
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