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Pro Web Project Management by Chris Steins, Justin Emond

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Running the Project

The Blindsided IT Manager

Todd is the IT manager for a department of 150 people within a Fortune 1,000 company. Like many IT managers, Todd feels that he and his five-member team are overworked, underappreciated, and underpaid, all of which might well be true. Todd is responsible for all IT purchases and projects in his department.

Three months ago, he was called into a meeting with one of the division directors (one of several bosses to whom Todd reports), and was asked to provide technical leadership on a new web-based application being worked on by another team of five staff members. The project had been approved by management ...

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