|Are corporate IT project managers a commodity?|
Though some industry reports indicate that IT project managers are still commanding some of the highest salaries, my feeling is that the field is becoming a commodity. Here's an excerpt from a detail post I wrote on the topic and welcome any opinions:
"Are corporate IT project managers a commodity?"
With the depressed economy and lagging growth, compounded by commodification of IT systems and services, companies are now often looking for project management specialists that they can “rent” to perform planning, execution, and control of project tasks... So the pressure is on and the corporate IT project manager is becoming more and more viewed as a a bureaucratic cost of managing change. The trend now is to reduce the cost of project management while maintaining basic services. This is impacting those coming into the market as well as those who have been here for a while.
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