IT project management could be a staffing crisis

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
March 26, 2014

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

This blog has been covering the challenges of IT staffing for nearly two years. In that time, several trends and technologies have risen up and shaken the landscape, creating new obstacles. Now, it seems that a new one could be on the horizon.

According to a recent article from FierceCIO, there is a growing crisis when it comes to the IT channel — hiring quality IT project managers. Organizations may soon be understaffed at a time when the economy is recovering, wallets are loosening and IT projects continue to increase in size and complexity.

This idea was brought up following the 2013 Project Manager Salary and Development Survey by training project management company ESI International. Mark Bashrum, vice president of corporate marketing and open enrollment at ESI, spoke about what factors are contributing to the crisis.

“Budget constraints, an aging base of professionals and a looming talent war all contribute to a talent crisis that should be addressed from the highest levels of the organization,” Bashrum said. “The growing needs of businesses demand a more strategic view of the staffing, development and promotion of their project managers since project execution impacts an organization’s bottom line and its ability to satisfy its customers.”

While the IT landscape is becoming more complex, businesses do not need to go about this alone. VARs and MSPs have become valuable resources for to companies that need a hand. VAR Staffing helps these solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to manage the latest technology projects.

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