Basics of Project Management are Not Enough
David Dicanot, Analyst, France
Hello, although I totally agree with this principle to always come back to the basics in project management, I would just add the comment that project manager responsibility is more and more diluted in complicated matrix organizations.
The consequence is that her/his management capabilities, influencing people capabilities and network corresponds to the higher part of of his activity than in a basic application of project management.
What I mean is that people in project teams are less and less dedicated to these projects.
The project manager doesn't manage resources dedicated to the project, but managers whose resources are involved in the project.
As a consequence, different objectives in term of time, costs, availability and final target can occur within projects.