Source: The Hampton Group
Organizations select people to manage cross-functional projects based on their high levels of personal productivity and their ability to get things done. These PMs are typically task-oriented people with a strong sense of urgency and a keen focus on getting started and finishing. An organization typically needs its project managers to begin with the "Blue sky" or conceptual thinking required to plan a project. Not too surprisingly, the inclination of most PMs is to skip the strategic phase of project management and to start the project.