As with many walks of life, there are many views on project management. The following short discussion demonstrates brilliantly the differing views of people relating to the task of project management and the responsbilities of a project manager.
When having met an organisation recently I was talking to a few project managers, and one of them said to me: “being a Project Manager doesn’t mean I have to chase people on their tasks does it” (to provide some context, this was a relatively small firm with small project teams – less than 6 key people in each project team).
It’s an interesting question as on this alone you get completely different behaviours (and processes) among Project Managers, and resulting from this alone you can get very different results from projects.
Let us know your thoughts on this question?
For more resources, see the Library topic Project Management.