Efficient operation is one of the cornerstones of a successful business, and anything you can to do to boost your impact while cutting back on the amount of time, energy and resources consumed in the process is well-worth the investment in the long run. Ultimately, it’s all about optimizing your own attention by having the right specialized team players, like data analysts and project managers, on-hand to handle the tasks that tend to drain your focus.
The importance of data analysts’ wizardry
Any smart business collects up-to-date data on its systems, its customers and more, but the constant deluge of new information can pile up at an alarming rate. Figuring out how to parse data properly so you can best use it to your advantage can be a real headache. That’s where Data Analysts come into the picture.
Huge piles of raw data can be useless without someone to make sense of it, draw out important conclusions and use this intel to implement plans to boost your business. From uncovering customer trends that let you provide more targeted user experiences to improving overall operational efficiency by trimming fat in the right areas, Data Analysts are an invaluable addition to your IT department.
They also help with internal problem solving, translating the results of your business efforts into more digestible terms, and tightening your focus to the areas where you can have the most impact.
Project manager power
In an ever-changing market, you need to be able to expand into new areas, tweak existing products and services, and juggle lots of moving parts within the bigger infrastructure of your business. Project Managers are crucial hires for spearheading these important tasks and staying on top of things, freeing up your time to handle “big picture” objectives.
Different types of PM roles also draw on specific skill sets to best meet your needs. Aside from being a central point of contact for certain areas of your business, a good Business PM helps to keep things moving forward in a timely manner, reigns in budgets and spending, and makes sure the work gets done, while overseeing multiple projects as a time.
On the tech-centric IT front, Infrastructure PMs are well-equipped to handle the heavy lifting when it comes to acquiring new software and transitioning to new operating platforms. They’re essential for large projects. When you need a hand updating your existing systems, App Development Resource PMs also have their own unique areas of expertise to make the transition go smoothly and in a timely manner.
Harnessing Good IT Management
IT Managers bridge the gap with other PMs too. Frequent communication, joint planning and the ability to delegate are all qualities that can help improve overall cohesion across the team, which is why it’s important to hire the right person for each role you need filled.
With a specialized team member who has the skills to take the lead on developing new projects and manage the team more efficiently, you can easily boost revenues and overall efficiency without sacrificing other resources already devoted to your primary operations.
The key to this efficient talent? Our 2014 Salary Guide
Now that you know the roles you need to make your team more agile, it’s time to secure these professionals by offering them a fair and competitive salary. Our salary guide offers national and local insights for IT positions around the United States and Canada. Top talent isn’t waiting, so why should you?