Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change.
Project management brings a unique focus shaped by the goals, resources and schedule of each project. IT project management includes overseeing projects for software development, hardware installations, network upgrades; cloud computing and virtualization rollouts, business analytics and data management projects and implementing IT services.
IT project services include advances in technology during the project’s execution, infrastructure changes that impact security and data management and unknown dependent relationships among hardware, software, network infrastructure and data.