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'A project manager should not have other managerial responsibilities' Can someone comment on this statement?

I have heard the statement that a project manager should not have other managerial responsibilities several times from several key people in my company. Can someone comment on this? Do you think this statement is right? If yes, then why? If no, then why not?

I believe that the project manager should only have managerial responsibilities (and that he shouldn't actual work on his projects). But I'm not sure that I agree that his managerial responsibilities should be restricted to the project or projects that he's managing.
asked 7 years ago by anonymous edited 7 years ago by MaplePM

2 Answers

If the project manager is assigned managerial responsibilities that are not related to his project, then most likely he is some sort of a line manager/project manager hybrid, and this means that he can't give a 100% to any managerial responsibility assigned to him, whether that responsibility is project management or anything else.

A project manager should only manage the project (or projects) he's working on, and nothing else. Even with that he has enough work already.
answered 7 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)
Without more context, I'm not sure I can really comment on this.  What is meant by "other managerial responsibilities"?
answered 7 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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