February 22, 2015. Dr. Bill Phillips
1 – How do we create a partnership between the project manager and line manger when project manager focuses only on the best interest of his/her project and the line manager is expected to make impartial company decisions?
They need to work together for the great good, which is the success of the company. The project, and line manager must expose their position about the process and people involved and explain their point of view. The project manager should not threatened the line manager, it only get things worst. They should talk and explain their ideas without threatening each other if they do not agree a director should be involved and make a final decision without screw the relationship between both.
2 – Who should have more of a say during negotiations for resources: the project manager or the line manager?
While the project manager want the best sources for his own project the line manager should care about all others project managers, trying to do the best for the company not for a single project like the project manager wants.
3 – How should irresolvable conflicts over staffing between the project and line managers be handled?
They need to figure out a way to project and line manager work together. Specially in this case if I was the project manager I would accept what the line manager propose and aware him that if something goes wrong it will be the line manager fault. However if I was at line manager shoes I would propose the same thing and make it clear for the project manager that if want to be a successful manager he need to handle that situation, work with the problem maker taking the best out of him.
4 – Should an external customer have a say in project staffing?
If the customer know the company staff he obviously will want the best professional working on his project. If the customer have a great importance for the company