Table Dual Responsibility

Responsibility

Topic

Project Manager

Line Manager

Rewards

Direction

Evaluation

Measurement

Control

Give recommendation: Informal

Milestone (summary)

Summary

Summary

Summary

Provide rewards: Formal

Detailed

Detailed

Detailed

Detailed ity. The one exception to Table 1-1 occurs when the project and line managers are the same person. This situation, which happens more often than not, creates a conflict of interest. If a line manager has to assign resources to six projects, one of which is under his direct control, he might save the best resources for his project. In this case, his project will be a success at the expense of all of the other projects.

The exact relationship between project and line managers is of paramount importance in project management where multiple-boss reporting prevails. Table 1-2 shows that the relationship between project and line managers is not always in balance and thus, of course, has a bearing on who exerts more influence over the assigned functional employees.

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