The second thing people ask you (after your name) is your profession. I am an IT Project Manager. I help developers produce the right software for the needs of my customers.
Often people ask for more information like: “I know that software is developed by Software engineers, but what does an IT Project Manager do? Do I need a project manager for my project, how does he fit in the software development process? How do you develop software?”
Well, there is no better answer than an example; let’s consider a recent project that I managed:
The company undertook a software development and migration initiative with a nearshore development team consisting of a Scrum Master and the team. The team included three programmers with different backgrounds (strong coding, strong web designing, strong database knowledge, etc.), one tester and one software architect.