The­re are many roles a deve­lo­per might be enti­t­led to while working on an IT pro­ject. Once you deci­de to beco­me a deve­lo­per, you should learn how to tack­le your roles well in order to suc­ceed in your pro­ject. The­re are several soft­ware sys­tems in the IT field which you can use to mana­ge your pro­ject role easi­ly; you should take your time and deci­de on the best soft­ware which will make your work easier.

Roles of deve­lo­pers in IT pro­ject are following:

1. Pro­ject Design and Development
When you are hired by a cus­to­mer, the­re are some designs which the cus­to­mer will requi­re you to ful­fill. It will be your respon­si­bi­li­ty as a deve­lo­per to come up with the design spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons which will meet your customer’s needs.

2. Work with Mana­gers to Deve­lop Pro­ject Plans
All pro­jects start with plan­ning and bud­ge­ting. You should always ensu­re you are working with a bud­get which will be sui­ta­ble. You should invol­ve the mana­ger at all sta­ges to help you deli­ver the best plan.

3. Coor­di­na­ti­on
Coor­di­na­ti­on is very vital for the suc­cess of any pro­ject. It will be the role of the deve­lo­per to coope­ra­te with manage­ment to draft ade­qua­te con­trac­tu­al docu­ments and pro­ject proposals.

4. Tracking Pro­ject Progress
It will be among the roles of deve­lo­pers for some IT pro­jects to ensu­re they always track the pro­gress. By tracking the pro­gress the deve­lo­pers will always know when the pro­ject is going to expe­ri­ence delays, and will be able to recom­mend the best solu­ti­on against it.

5. Ensu­re Pro­ject is Accom­plis­hed in Good Time
The deve­lo­pers will car­ry out regu­lar assess­ment to ensu­re the pro­ject is accom­plis­hed wit­hin the allo­ca­ted time. The cus­to­mers will requi­re their pro­ject to be com­ple­ted in a cer­tain peri­od of time. It will be upon the deve­lo­pers to ensu­re the pro­ject has been car­ri­ed out in the sti­pu­la­ted time. In case the­re is any delay, the deve­lo­pers should look for ways of com­pen­sa­ting for the delays.

6. Ensu­re Pro­ject Fol­lows the Safe­ty Regu­la­ti­ons of the Company
The com­pa­ny will have to set cer­tain safe­ty regu­la­ti­ons as a way to impro­ve the working con­di­ti­ons of employees. It will be the role of the deve­lo­pers to ensu­re the com­pa­ny poli­ci­es put in place as a way of fos­te­ring safe­ty are followed.

7. Recom­men­ding New Technologies
The­re are new tech­no­lo­gies which will impro­ve the per­for­mance of the com­pa­ny. It is the role of the pro­ject deve­lo­pers to car­ry out rese­arch and learn the new tech­no­lo­gies, after which they will recom­mend them to the com­pa­ny manage­ment for pos­si­ble consideration.

8. Deve­lop Cost Reduc­tion Initiatives
The­re are some tech­ni­ques which can be used to redu­ce cost of the ope­ra­ti­on of the com­pa­ny. The deve­lo­pers will be tas­ked with car­ry­ing out rese­arch to learn the best cost reduc­tion stra­te­gies. In order to ensu­re smooth run­ning of the com­pa­ny, the deve­lo­pers will also inspi­re each other to sol­ve pro­blems for the suc­cess of the orga­niz­a­ti­on. This inclu­des hol­ding semi­nars whe­re they will share know­ledge with each other.