A debate broke out during a recent agile project management course I attended on the role of the project manager. The class split into two camps – the project management purists vs. the hands on project managers.
The hands on project managers felt:
- it was important to lead by example, and to demonstrate that they could do any of the delivery work if required.
- the PM should not delegate any work that he or she did not fully understand themselves.
- The PM needs to be an expert across all or most disciplines required for project delivery. Continue reading