How many project managers should be in a company?

Our company needs someone to oversee our projects. Should there be a project manager for each industry we deal with? We are a foundation provider and the industries we deal with are: 1) oil and gas 2) electrical and communications 3) industrial and commercial construction 4) residential and municipal We are rapidly growing and require someone to be a mediator for our projects. Is it too much to expect one person to oversee each industry area? Or is the project management role the same no matter what industry you are dealing with?

Asked By: schizzle - 2/15/2010
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It depends on the company. Where I work we have 4, including me. The benefit of having project managers (for each department in my case) is to be able to monitor several jobs or projects at one time. This way, whoever is running the company only has to go through one person per department to keep up with what's... More
Answered By: IamTinkerbell - 2/15/2010
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IMO it's good to get a subject matter person (no need to be expert but atleast familiar with the domain) for each department. It's not too much to expect one person to oversee each industry area but it depends on how big. e.g. Asking a single PM to oversee all the projects in Shell would be too much but if it's a SME... More
Answered By: loony - 2/17/2010
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