First of all let clarify some misconceptions:
- The reports that a project manager creates are read, and they are read attentively. Many times the stakeholders call the project manager about the report he sent them. If the reports that the project manager creates are not read, it means that the project manager is not sending the right reports to the right people (for example, sending detailed reports to high level stakeholders).
- You might be right, often the project manager talks to people that don't want to talk to him, but that doesn't mean that he's boring.
- This point (sending emails to people who won't read them) is very similar to the first point.
- A project manager who "enforces" his authority is not a good project manager, and most likely his projects aren't that good either.
- The project manager produces all the project management documents, and he's responsible for the success of the project. You might think that the project will be fine without the PM, but try to live for a week without the PM, and see if you'll still be able to work on your project. The project manager directs the project and the team members.
Now let me conclude by saying that the job of the project manager is definitely not boring, in fact, the job of the project manager is one of the most exciting and fun jobs anyone can ever have. The project manager deals with different and new people almost every day. And, if the project manager travels, he will learn about different civilizations/mentalities/cultures that he wouldn't have known about otherwise.
Do you still think that the job of a project manager is boring?