why does project management suck so badly?

Today I’m going to write about why project managers are almost universally loathed by technical staff. Let me begin with a Dilbert cartoon which illustrates the sentiment:

Sadly, my experience in the technology sector has only reinforced my negative perception of project management. In this essay, I’m going to describe those negative experiences, explain what I think are the pre-requisites for project management to not suck, and then conclude on a bit of a downer by explaining why I don’t think those pre-requisites are likely to be fulfilled any time soon.

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new job!

I have a new job; I’ve had it for almost a month now, actually, but since I lost my Internet access with my old job, I haven’t been able to write about it until now.

I’m now an Internetworking Security Specialist with FSC Internet Corp. of Toronto. So far, I’m having a great time. It’s nice to be working for a company where the technical people are valued.