The Office of Personnel Management has established a formal career path for information technology program managers and IT project managers, according to a recent memo.
In a memo last month, OPM encouragesd agencies to use the new title as soon as possible “to recruit, select and develop a cadre of high-performing IT program managers,” the memo said. Agencies have a year to align their standards with those provided by OPM.
Under the administration’s IT reform plan, OPM was charged with designing a career path by this month.
According to OPM’s definitions, a program manager is responsible for managing one or more major, multi-year IT initiatives and is accountable for the overall success of the program. An IT project manager directly manages a project to provide a unique service of product. Both are included in the IT management series. Agencies have a year to align their standards with those provided by OPM’s.
Tags: IT program manager
June 15th, 2011 at 8:29 am
This will be a great program.
Long overdue. Will provide excellent support to our IT requirements.
Public Servant Says:
June 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Best efficiency and effectiveness initiative I have seen in 37 years. Thank you. How does one apply for the program? Is it on-line? When does the school house open?