What percentage of the project manager's time is spent planning, writing tasks, and tracking time in the project management software? How much time should be given to documentation?
Every position is a little different, so I'm hoping to see some different answers based on different experiences.
In your answer, please list the following items:
- Type of project
- How many people were on the project and their roles.
- How long it lasted
- How much time (percentages are fine) you spent working on the above items.
- If you're a technical project manager, please list that as well. I'm wondering if technical project managers spend less time planning than non-technical project managers and what impact that has on planning, organizing, and assessing the project risk, success, and other factors.
Scope reduction UPDATE: On smaller projects consisting of roughly 5 to 10 developers, how much of the developer's time should be spent planning, writing tasks, and tracking time in the project management software? How much time should be given to documentation?
As per the requests below, I've narrowed the scope to just smaller projects.
UPDATE on 2/26/2011: This question is still open. I'm looking for links to professional resources that describe the suggested breakdown of time management for a project manager in a small project. Personal experiences are helpful, but it would also help me to see the information backed up with at least one good link.