Project Managers Are Invaluable To An Organization But In My Organization Like I Am Sure Yours It Wasn’T Always

Question

Project managers are invaluable to an organization, but in my organization, like I am sure yours, it wasn’t always

the case. Originally, before project managers, projects were managed by the functions (marketing, engineering, supply chain) to various degrees of success. These were folks who were good at their primary role, but not necessarily always great project managers. After a couple of poorly executed projects, the marketing function made a case for full-time project managers and the function was created. With this team we are able to execute on twice the projects we had before and much higher level of consistency by project.

Where is your organization within the life cycle of project manager? Do you need to be in a project management function to be effective?

Project Management