Good and Average?
II have to agree with Pete here 2 or 3 project managers have been absolute stars. Of the rest the vast majority would range from clueless to mostly harmless, I never encountered good or even average. (Joanne above just maybe you need to get a life?)
To the question 'Project Managers Fall Guys or Heroes?' , ya knows, I just don’t know maybe the old Y2K joke below is a bit of a summary -
A team of cannibals get hired on a Y2K project. At the interview they were found to be totally brilliant programmers but they are warned that they mustn't bother (eat) the other staff.
The cannibals promise.
A few months later the boss comes to see them and tells them all they have been doing a great job, but one of the cleaners is missing. He asks if they know anything about this.
The cannibals shake their heads no.
After the boss leaves the lead cannibal screams at them. "Who is the idiot that ate the Cleaner?"
One hand slowly rises.
"You idiot!", says the lead cannibal, "for months we have been eating the project managers, programme mangers, test mangers etc and nobody has noticed or cared now you have to go and eat a cleaner!"