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What Is a Remote IT Project Manager and How to Become One

Remote IT Project Manager

What Does a Remote IT Project Manager Do?

As a remote IT project manager, you work from home to organize and oversee the process and plan for a software or hardware deployment project. In this virtual role, you provide daily management and oversight of the project, present reports and updates to senior executives, and participate in daily meetings to understand user requirements and adjust the project as necessary. You frequently use email, live chat, and virtual office software to stay in contact with team members. Depending on the needs of the project, your duties may include reviewing submitted work, collecting answers to questions asked by team members, and providing oversight of vendor partners.

How to Become a Remote IT Project Manager

The qualifications to become a remote IT project manager are a bachelor's degree and 2 to 3 years of experience managing technology projects. Many remote IT project managers work in an office first to gain hands-on experience before applying for a remote role. Some employers may require specific experience with the software development life cycle while others prefer experience in web development. Fulfilling the responsibilities of this role requires organizational and leadership skills, attention to detail, and the ability to anticipate risks while transforming business objectives into IT project goals. You also need a reliable computer and internet access to work from home.