Project Management Institute

It’s Official

A Techie Career Path

Vivek Kundra, the first CIO of the United States, resigned less than a year after releasing his 25-point plan to reform the government’s IT landscape. Though short, his tenure created at least one sweeping legacy: a new, specialized job classification and an official career path for high-level IT program managers throughout the U.S. federal government. Released in June, the standard specifies that an IT program manager is accountable for the program’s overall success and is responsible for ensuring that it aligns with the relevant agency’s overall business strategy.
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