Truth Be Told
Honestly here, the world of management is changing. New methodologies pop up, people are trained in specific areas and often do work on many projects all at once in a part-time, here and there fashion. Today’s clients and external stakeholders just want to know how it’s going, and when and where to show up if and when a leader has an update.
Perhaps “team leaders" are more on the rise while the top of the chain manager is out—especially if using the Agile Methodology. Can’t team leaders just meet, determine the path and skip the manager, saving on project costs?
Doesn’t every team working within a 5S format already know the rules once set? These roles are clearly defined and changed very little or not at all throughout process or production. If workers know what is expected of them and are all on board, do they really need an overseer?
Does having a PM certification such as a PMP (Professional Project Manager) really mean anything these days or are companies looking for field experience?
All of these seem to make me agree that the role of the project manager may be heading for doom.