Technical Project Manager
Typically requires 3 to 5 years of experience in IT or project management.
A technical project manager develops and manages IT project plans including tasks, milestones, status, and allocation of resources. They support engineering and business teams to successfully deliver IT projects on time and on budget. Daily responsibilities of a technical project manager include:
  • Planning and managing projects within an established time frame and budget.
  • Developing requirements, objectives, and deliverables for projects.
  • Recruiting, hiring and training necessary staff and managing roles and responsibilities for staff members.
  • Researching and evaluating technology options and weighing the cost/benefit when making purchases.
  • Identifying and communicating risks to stakeholders and defining risk mitigation strategies.
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Tim McCrosson
Cyber Analytics Analyst
After following his heart to serve in the U.S. federal government 18 years ago, Tim has worked in many areas of IT management.
Tim McCrosson
Cyber Analytics Analyst, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Tim received his master's degree in the management of information technology from the University of Virginia. He began his career in web management and moved into project management. He later worked at the White House overseeing government IT projects and budgets. He also served as a staffer in the Senate, advising on IT, acquisition, and cybersecurity policy.
Every day as a project manager I wear a different hat. Sometimes I need to be a teacher, other times I am a coach, and sometimes I am a drill sergeant. I need to be comfortable moving in and out of these roles, sometimes several times in a single day based on the needs of the project.
We had a chance to connect with Tim to ask him a few questions about his cybersecurity journey.
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Top skills requested
The technical and specialized skills most frequently requested by employers for this role.
  • Project management
  • Budgeting
  • Information security
  • Scheduling
  • Project planning
  • Project management software
  • Stakeholder management
  • Customer service
  • Management experience
  • Flowchart creation
The business skills most frequently requested by employers for this role.
Note: Percentages refer to the rate at which this skill appears in job postings
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