I've been supporting different teams for the past few months, and the leadership and management styles vary widely.
There are a lot of PMs that vary from being a a glorified assistant or just kind of existing. On these projects, usually the tech lead is directing both technically and logistically.
To be fair, I've worked with PMs who seem to be very on top of leading a project and coordinating the technical teams with the client, but that seems to be the minority.
What are the standards for a PM and why does it seem to be so low?
Also remember that most PM were bad engineers that couldn't keep up with the game and decided to exit early and switch to PM in order to keep up.
PM jobs also seen to attract ego centric personalities that want to be managers.
Then Iet some amazing PMs but it's rather an exception