In the last article, I described my experiences managing an IT project for the first time. Because I spent the first decade of my career in the hospitality industry, I was unfamiliar with some of the challenges I would face. I had to deal with constant bugs and glitches, communication problems, late deadlines, and more.
But by the end of it all, pursuing the project was worth it. I grew in my role as Business Development Manager of JetRockets, and learned several lessons along the way.
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Just a few years ago, I had zero experience in IT project management. I spent a decade in the hospitality industry, developing projects for cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels, and travel agencies.
But I recently took on managing an IT project as part of my role here at JetRockets. I led a team in developing a new website for our company.